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REEEC E-Weekly: December 7-11, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • Dec. 9, 4:30 PM CST: “REEEC Virtual Winter Reception” 
  • Dec. 10, 1:00 PM CST: Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: “The Cold War from the Margins: Socialist Bulgaria on the Global Cultural Scene”, Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University) 

Opportunities

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Colby College.
  • Call for Applications: Virtual Open Research Laboratory at Illinois
  • UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • CFA, Junior Scholars Workshop 
  • Other Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements
 
 
 
 
 

Spring 2021 Courses with Russia, East Europe and Eurasia Content


Please find below a link to our list of Spring 2021 select courses with content on the REEES region. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and you may find additional courses in course explorer.

https://reeec.illinois.edu/news/2020-11-13/spring-2021-courses-russia-east-europe-and-eurasian-content

 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“REEEC Virtual Winter Reception”

Dec. 9   
4:30 PM CST


Register here:
https://go.illinois.edu/winter-reception 



Please join us on December 9th at 4:30 PM CST for the REEEC Virtual Winter Reception. We will be celebrating the end of the fall semester and looking ahead to 2021. We look forward to seeing you!   

 
 
   
 
 
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: “The Cold War from the Margins: Socialist Bulgaria on the Global Cultural Scene”, Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University)

Dec. 10
1:00 PM CST

This lecture will be presented online via Zoom. Register at https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXaeNufPSGKoJM2a3-WIXQ  

Presenting Bulgaria’s cultural engagements with multiple actors in the Third World, this talk highlights the global reach of state socialism, demonstrates the existence of vibrant partnerships along an East-South axis during the 1970s, and challenges notions of late socialism as the prelude to communist collapse in eastern Europe.

Theodora Dragostinova is an Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University whose work focuses on nationalism, migration, global history, and Cold War culture. She is the author of Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks in Bulgaria, 1900-1949 (Cornell University Press, 2011) and coeditor of Beyond Mosque, Church, and State: Alternative Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans (CEU Press, 2016) and the thematic cluster, “Beyond the Iron Curtain: Eastern Europe and the Global Cold War,” Slavic Review (2018). Her most recent book, The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene, is forthcoming by Cornell University Press in 2021.

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

 

 
   
 
 

Call for Applications: Virtual Open Research Laboratory at Illinois


The priority application deadline is
December 9, 2020.


The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a Call for Applications to its Spring 2021 Virtual Open Research Laboratory (VORL) Program. The program will take place January 25 - May 5, 2021. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program, the VORL Program provides research stipends and long-distance library support for specialists conducting research on all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

The program is open to a wide range of researchers, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent scholars, professionals in government and nongovernmental organizations as well as library science.

Those applicants who are U.S. citizens and whose research holds relevance for U.S. foreign policy may also apply for U.S. Department of State Title VIII grants to support their research.

For more information and to apply, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/research/open-research-laboratory

 
   
 
 

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

 
 
   
 
 

CFA, Junior Scholars Workshop

May 24-25, 2021

The Working Group in Russian and East European Jewish Cultures at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite submissions for a Junior Scholar Workshop in Russian and East European Jewish Cultures, to be held via Zoom on May 24 and May 25, 2021. The workshop is open to advanced graduate students and early career scholars (up to five years after the PhD). Abstracts and papers should highlight the critical methodologies used in the work. Selected papers will be pre-circulated among the participants, to maximize opportunity for discussion. Note that circulation-ready papers will be due April 26. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with a panel of invited archivists and reference librarians in the field of Jewish and Slavic Studies. 

To be considered, please send your 400-word abstract and CV by Jan 15, 2021, to eavrutin@illinois.edu and hlmurav@illinois.edu. We will then inform participants who have been selected and ask you to develop a paper of no more than 8,000 words (excluding notes). Eligible participants will receive a modest honorarium for participating in the online two-day workshop.

 
 
   
 
 

Other Opportunities 

 
 
 
 

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