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Deadline Extended: CFA-USHMM Faculty Seminar: Pedagogical Approaches to Material Culture and the Holocaust (Deadline Extended: October 28, 2022)

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces the call for applications for the 2023 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar from January 3 to 6, 2023, on the topic of “Pedagogical Approaches to Material Culture and the Holocaust.” This Seminar explores the debates surrounding the collection, conservation, preservation, and display of Holocaust material objects. Such artifacts have afterlives that raise a range of ethical, moral, and practical questions.

Blavatnik Archive announces Research Fellowship Program

The Blavatnik Archive Research Fellowships provide up to $2500 a term for outstanding scholars to study and disseminate its primary source materials:  120,000 items in 19th and 20th century Russia and Soviet Union, modern Jewish history, World War I and World War II, antisemitism, the Holocaust, and popular culture (

10 Dostoyevsky Scholarships to Learn Russian in 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia

10 scholarships are available through ASPIRANTUM's Dostoyevsky scholarship scheme to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Russian in Armenia during the ASPIRANTUM's 4-8 weeks of Russian language summer school: https://aspirantum.com/courses/russian-language-summer-school

The scholarship:
The participation fee for the 4-8 weeks Russian Language summer course is $2500-$4920. 

American Councils Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Yerevan, Armenia and Almaty, Kazakhstan

American Councils Study & Research Abroad invites prospective undergraduate and graduate students of Russian language to participate in its Russian Language and Area Studies Program. The program is currently offered at two sites:

New Book Annoucement: Mixing Medicines. The Global Drug Trade and Early Modern Russia

Dear Colleagues,

I am very happy to announce that my first book, Mixing Medicines. The Global Drug Trade and Early Modern Russia is out now with McGill-Queens University Press. The Press will of course be very happy if people choose to buy it or have their library order a copy, but there is also an open access e-book.

H-Net Meet-and-Greet at ASEEES Chicago

H-Net will be hosting a meet-and-greet at ASEEES in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at Miller’s Pub, located around the corner from the Hilton Palmer House. H-Net will provide a selection of appetizers and a limited open bar. We look forward to using this opportunity to meet our editors and subscribers to networks related to East European and Eurasian studies and to talk about how H-Net can support their work.