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REEEC E-Weekly: November 2-6, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • Nov. 4, 12:00-1:00 PM CST: Boren Fellowship Information session.
  • Nov. 4, 5:00-7:00 PM CST: D.I.N.E. : Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange 
  • Nov. 4, 11, and 18, 6:00-8:30 PM CST: "75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?"
  • Nov. 5, 1:00 PM CST: “Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music” Maria Sonevytsky (University of California - Berkeley)" 
  • Nov. 5, 7:00-8:15 PM CST: Legacies of WWII: 75 Years After
  • Nov. 6, 2-4:30 PM CST: Graduate Student Workshop: “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”
  • 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"

Opportunities

  • Udall Scholarship Informational Session 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Colby College.
  • Call for Papers: The 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2021)
  • Other Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 

Boren Fellowships Information Session

Nov. 4 
12:00-1:00 PM CST

For more information, please see: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/3257/33392452.


The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships will host an information session on Boren Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Fellowships are available for language study and research in much of Eurasia, Central, and Eastern Europe, and can be a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

 
   
 
 

D.I.N.E. : Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange 

Nov. 4
5:00-7:00 PM CST

To register: go.illinois.edu/dine2020

Engage with employers who value diversity in the workplace. Practice networking with company representatives in a virtual setting. Hear what employers look for in new hires. Learn what questions you can ask to determine if an organization meets your needs.

Featuring: City Year, Samsung, Google, Cargill and more...!!!

Sponsors: Career Services Community, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, Office of Minority Student Affairs, Illinois Promise, Disability Resources & Educational Services, Divison of General Studies, Chez Veterans Center & Gies College of Business
 

 
   
 
 

75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?

Nov. 4, 11, and 18 
6:00-8:30 PM CST



Nov. 4th
from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Hiroshima
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

 
 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Maria Sonevytsky (University of California – Berkeley), “Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music”

Nov. 5 
1:00 PM CST

Livestream available at https://fb.me/e/3RYPzLfnq 

Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California - Berkeley.

In the Soviet Union, logics of teleological evolutionism undergirded the Communist party-state’s interventions into many aspects of Soviet life, including the realm of “folk music.” In this lecture, Professor Sonevytsky draws on the example of the Soviet institutionalization of a Crimean Tatar folk orchestra to demonstrate how Soviet musical evolutionism ordered and constrained vernacular musical practices in ways that have had long-term political consequences, especially with regard to the politics of post-Soviet indigeneity. 

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.

 
   
 
 

Legacies of WWII: 75 Years After 

Nov. 5
7:00-8:15 PM CST


Zoom link here: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87472874547?pwd=Ti9XZWU0dGlISUVkSG5jSllJd1lhZz09
or you can use the meeting ID and Password below:

Meeting ID: 874 7287 4547
Password: 333324

The Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta are hosting a special panel commemorating 75 years since the end of the Second World War on Thursday. 

This much anticipated event features Professors Eugene Avrutin, Peter Fritzsche, John Lynn, and Roderick Wilson of the History Department. They will each speak about a different facet of the Second World War's complex and far-reaching legacy:

Peter Fritzsche: "World War I, World War II, and the War Against Civilians"

Roderick Wilson, "Asia-Pacific War" John Lynn: “The Terrorist Threat in the United States"

Eugene Avrutin, "Postwar Reconstructions in the Soviet Union"

There will be time for an audience Q & A after the speakers are finished.

 

 

 
   
 
 

Graduate Student Workshop: “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”


November 6, 2020 via Zoom

Please register at https://go.illinois.edu/WGGPFellowshipWorkshop 


2:00-4:00pm “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”

Led by: Ken Vickery, Director of Fellowships, Graduate College

 

4:00-4:30pm Tips for applying for fellowships

Led by: Charles Fogelman, Teaching Assistant Professor (LAS Global Studies Program), Thornton Miller, Visiting Affiliate Lecturer (Bradley University), and Claire Branigan, PhD Student (Department of Anthropology)
 
These events are free and open to any University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student

Co-sponsored by: Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 
 
   
 
 

“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.

 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 

Udall Scholarship Informational Events 11/5 & 11/6

Are you a passionate environmentalist? Do you want to devote your career to addressing environmental concerns?

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the prestigious Udall Scholarship. The Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment.

Please note that there are special awards also for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care (no need to be related to the environment).

Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The campus deadline is February 4, 2021 to be considered. 

Udall Scholarship Informational Session

Nov. 5 
3:30 PM CST

Register here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-mgrDsiE9OknYGkEbSFdmOfdDBdxi1_

Udall Scholarship Writing Workshop

Nov. 6
3:00 PM CST

Register here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcuipqTwtHtSUuNdYHSr4Q0p7ZRmxdtW6

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website. We hope you’ll join us!

 
   
 
 

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

 

 
 
   
 
 

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.