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Reminder: The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G.

[Reminder] Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018.
About the Program

Call for Papers At Home: Jews and Muslims in Eastern Europe

Workshop 28.-29. June 2018 in Berlin

Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe, a research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, and the German Association for East European Studies (DGO) invite submis­sions for a two-day conference in Berlin on the theme:

“At Home: Jews and Muslims in Eastern Europe”.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2018

Seminar: "Taking seriously the presidential election in Russia. Candidates, non-candidates, observers and opponents in the election campaign"

On Friday, March 9, 2018, 9 am-1pm,  EHESS, 54, bd Raspail, Room BS1_28  


9am-11am / Observers and opponents in the Russian campaign   

2 PhD Positions "Ukrainian History" and "Mongolian and Russian History" (Univ. Heidelberg)

The University of Heidelberg invites applications for two 3-year PhD positions in the European Research Council Project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China, and Mongolia, 1905–2005.” One PhD candidate will explore the history of Ukrainian parliamentarism from the participation of Ukrainian representatives in the State Duma of the Russian Empire to the 2004 Constitutional Reform.

Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.

CfA AAA 2018: Panel on race and racism in post-socialist contexts

Hello everyone,

I am currently seeking abstracts for a panel on race and racism in post-socialist contexts for the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting in San Jose, CA, November 14–18, 2018. Below is the tentative panel title and abstract (to be revised based on common themes/questions across the abstracts).

Panel title: From Friendship of Peoples to Racism: Constructing Race and Resisting Racism in Post-Socialist Societies


Lauren Woodard, PhD candidate

Visa requirements for archival research

Dear Colleagues,

I am preparing for a trip to Moscow this spring for archival resaerch at GARF and hope that someone can enlighten me on the latest visa requirements.  When I was last in Russia conducting resarch in 2015, a Business Visa worked perfectly well for this purpose, but even then, some fellow scholars found this to be an "iffy" choice.