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REEEC E-Weekly: November 9-13, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • Nov. 10, 1:00 PM CST: “Informational Session on Joint MA/REEES and MS/LIS Program at Illinois”
  • Nov. 11, and 18, 6:00-8:30 PM CST: "75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?"
  • Nov. 12, 12:00 PM CST: "The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainablity in the EU"
  • Nov. 12, 1:00 PM CST: “Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes”, Trevor Erlacher (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Nov. 12, 4:00-5:30 PM CST: Language Teaching Workshop: "Motivate Your Students with Real-Life Tasks and Scenarios"
  • Nov. 17 and Dec. 2, 4:00-5:00 PM CST: "FLAS Information Session for Undergraduate and Graduates Students"
  • Nov. 19, 4:00 PM CST: “Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: Revisiting the International Military Tribunal on its 75th Anniversary”, Francine Hirsch (University of Wisconsin)

Opportunities

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Colby College.
  • UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Call for Papers: The 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2021)
  • Other Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 

“Informational Session on Joint MA/REEES and MS/LIS Program at Illinois”


Nov. 10 
1:00 PM CST

Register here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-6oqT0jEtAmRxlumKIkI46-ONumrL5o

Interested in combining advanced study in the languages and cultures of Russia, East Europe and Eurasia with expert training in Information Science at a top-ranked program?  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce its 2020 call for applications to our exciting new MA/REEES and MS/LIS Joint Degree Program. 

This information session will be led by John Randolph (Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center) and Moises Orozco Villicana (Director of Enrollment Management, iSchool).  They will describe the exciting course of study available to students at Illinois as part of this Joint Degree program.  They will also be happy to answer any questions applicants may have about admissions, degree requirements, financial aid, and career advancement. 

For more information, please see the REEEC website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at reec@Illinois.edu. 

 
   
 
 

75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?

Nov. 11, and 18 
6:00-8:30 PM CST


Click here to join the webinar!

Nov. 11th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM:
 New Challenges in Nuclear Arms Control
Nov. 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Future of the Nuclear Triad

Organized by: Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS)

Cosponsored by: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Department of History; Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering; Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center|

For more information, please see https://acdis.npre.illinois.edu/ .

 
 
   
 
 

“The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainability in the EU”

Nov. 12th 
12:00 PM CST

Register here:  https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZF4WJv_8TbCHrU_XtYglLg

Countries of the European Union have collectively offered a leading global voice on the use of technology for local and planetary sustainability. This panel brings together two Former Members of the European Parliament with comparative experience in urban politics and corporate governance, from experience in the national politics of older and newer member states.

Speakers:

Hans-Olaf Henkel (Former President of IBM Germany 987 and President of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa) Benedek Jávor (Member of Dialogue for Hungary, part of the European Green Party)

Co-Sponsored by:

European Union Center; Center for Global Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Trevor Erlacher (University of Pittsburgh), “Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes”

Nov. 12 
1:00 PM CST


Livestream available at https://www.facebook.com/events/4510469519025987/ 


Dr. Trevor Erlacher is the Academic Advisor at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world region. The series is sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago; and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.

 
   
 
 

Language Teaching Workshop: "Motivate Your Students with Real-Life Tasks and Scenarios"


Nov. 12, 4:00-5:30 PM CST


Registration: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qgqTstHtLBvb8e-WEfaKnxtxIxPug4

Please join us for a free online workshop open to all language educators. Beginning with the novice level, giving learners the opportunity to see how their language skills can be used in the real world is an important element of motivation. In this session, participants will be introduced to examples of scenarios used in beginning and intermediate Russian classes, including a simulated day in St. Petersburg. The session will include practical ideas for finding and modifying authentic materials as well as creating visuals for scenario lessons. Participants will also see behind the scenes of how to create these scenarios with H5P, a free tool.

Presenter: Shannon Donnally Spasova is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist at Michigan State University.

Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; European Union Center; Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies; and Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

 
   
 
 

"FLAS Information Session for Undergraduate and Graduates Students"

Nov. 17 and Dec. 2,
4:00-5:00 PM CST

Nov. 17th: Virtual Session I for Undergraduates: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpduqsqjMtEtWNtlzJwnNsqOjUhLF9afdX 

Dec. 2nd: Virtual Session II for Graduate Students: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-morTorEtBel8PWUQwJqdvF8OGSyZtE 

Both sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend at the appropriate time.

Topics of discussion include eligibility and requirements, walking through the application, and answering questions about the application process and the fellowship. FLAS Coordinators from individual Centers will be in attendance and available to the students for questions and discussion in break-out sessions after the main presentation.

For more information, please see http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/

 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: “Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: Revisiting the International Military Tribunal on its 75th Anniversary”, Francine Hirsch (University of Wisconsin)

Nov. 19
4:00 PM CST

Livestream available at https://www.facebook.com/events/338856327180422/

Francine Hirsch is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world region. The series is sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago; and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.

 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Colby College


Deadline: January 4, 2021

For more information, please see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60537


The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year replacement position for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet history, to begin September 1, 2021.

The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses  from surveys to specialized seminars grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a focus on Russian and/or Soviet history. The candidate will teach four courses including two survey courses (one in Imperial Russian history, one in Soviet history). The two other courses might explore such themes as ethnicity, race, and nation; science, technology, and environment; sexuality and gender; or monarchy, autocracy, and authoritarianism. Ability to teach a topical intensive writing course for first-year students is an advantage. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who will bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that will resonate with History’s, and Colby’s, increasingly diverse student body. We are searching for candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teachers of history at Colby. In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses. PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered if candidate will complete degree requirements before September 2021. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members.

Questions about this search should be directed to: historysearch@colby.edu

 

 
   
 
 

UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

UCIS-Office of the Director - University of Pittsburgh - (20005484)

DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the arts and humanities to begin in August 2021 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. This fellowship is a non-renewable appointment that ends in July 2022. The Fellow will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), as well as the department with which they become affiliated.

The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two courses during their appointment. The specific courses to be taught will be determined according to the fellow’s interests, the needs of their department, and REEES priorities. Fellows will additionally support REEES’s annual graduate and undergraduate student conferences and other Center outreach activities.

For more information, please see: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=20005484&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

 
 
   
 
 

Call for Papers: The 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2021)

Submission Deadline: Nov. 20, 2020


For more information, please contact aces@indiana.edu

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University is requesting submissions for our annual conference on Central Eurasian studies. We are accepting abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. We welcome proposals from all disciplinary backgrounds, as well as from any regional or historical focus. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, topics in Iranian (Afghan/Persian), Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, Turkic, and Uralic (Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, etc.) studies. Please send submissions to aces@indiana.edu

 
 
   
 
 

Other Opportunities 

 
 
 
 

For a complete list of opportunities, please see our Opportunities page.