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REEEC E-Weekly: November 16-20, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • Nov. 17, 4:00-5:00 PM CST: "FLAS Information Session for Undergraduate"
  • Nov. 18, 6:00-8:30 PM CST: "75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?"
  • Nov. 19, 4:00 PM CST: “Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: Revisiting the International Military Tribunal on its 75th Anniversary”, Francine Hirsch (University of Wisconsin)
  • Dec. 2, 4:00-5:00 PM CST: "FLAS Information Session for Graduates Students"
  • Dec. 3, 1:00 PM CST: “Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Emigres and the Quest for Freedom”, Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Faith Hillis (University of Chicago)
  • Dec. 9, 4:30 PM CST: “REEEC Virtual Winter Reception” 

Opportunities

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Colby College.
  • Call for Applications: Virtual Open Research Laboratory at Illinois
  • ARISC: Assistant Director Position 
  • 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"FLAS Information Session for Undergraduate Students"

Nov. 17th: Virtual Session I for Undergraduates:
 https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ
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4:00-5:00 PM CST

The session 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/

 
   
 
 
 
 

75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?

Nov. 18 
6:00-8:30 PM CST


Click here to join the webinar!

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/ .

 
   
 
 
 
 

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.

 
   
 
 
 
 

"FLAS Information Session for Graduate Students"

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

4:00-5:00 PM CST

The session 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: “Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Emigres and the Quest for Freedom”, Faith Hillis (University of Chicago)

Dec. 3 
1:00 PM CST

Register here: https://uchicago.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qVCY_KzrTjKgn87pUe60Ig

In the last fifty years of the tsarist regime, large and boisterous settlements of Russian exiles emerged across the European continent. Called “Russian colonies” by their residents, these communities hosted the leaders of virtually every revolutionary party and produced most of the illegal literature that circulated in late imperial Russia. Safe havens for radical activity, the colonies were also revolutionary experiments in their own right, providing residents an opportunity to translate their utopian dreams of liberty, fraternity, and equality into reality through their quotidian activities. The first comprehensive account of the Russian revolutionary movement abroad, this project traces how the aspirations born of the colonies, as well as the explosive discontents they produced, reimagined radical culture and ideas. In the process, it provides a novel reassessment of the Russian revolution and of Russia’s relations with its European neighbors.

 

Faith Hillis is Associate Professor of Russian History and the College at the University of Chicago.

 

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.

 
 
   
 
 
 
 

“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!   

 
 
 
 
 
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

 
   
 
 

ARISC Assistant Director Postiton 

Deadline for Application: Friday, November 20, 2020


The position is for 20 hours a week and is paid on monthly salary. The position runs from October 1, 2020, at the earliest, until September 30, 2021, and may be renewable for up to three years (until September 30, 2024), pending renewal of funding. The position may continue further into the future with additional grant funding. The salary for this part-time position is $20,000/year and is non-negotiable.

To apply, please submit a CV or resume (no more than 4 pages in length), a cover letter, as well as the names and contact information of three references to info [at] arisc [dot] org with the subject line, “Application – Assistant Director.”

For more information click here: https://arisc.org/assistant-director-position-description/

 

 
   
 
 

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.