ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
January 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Humanities, History Education, Social Sciences

ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop


The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) in conjunction with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center’s (REEEC) Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the 2022 Teaching the South Caucasus workshop, a five-day forum focusing on curricular development for post-secondary educators, with a priority given to community college and minority serving institutions (CC/MSI).

Often overlooked in Western education, the region of the South Caucasus is not only a current hotspot for adventure tourism and historically a fault zone for international geopolitics, it is also home to unique cultures and diverse geographies. This year’s workshop focuses on the themes of sustainability and internationalization. In a five-day workshop participants will engage with topics on the history, societies, politics, environment, and culture of the South Caucasus; take part in pedagogical activities; conduct research at the University of Illinois’ world-renowned library; and workshop individual and group projects. Participants will work with scholars specializing in the South Caucasus who will give lectures, lead discussions, and provide feedback on participants’ projects. The workshop will also include a session with a UIUC librarian, three nightly films, one from each South Caucasian country, as well as a presentation from a regional film scholar. Selected participants’ transportation and lodging costs, as well as meals and incidentals (per diem), are covered in the program, within federal and ARISC travel guidelines and budgeting. During the workshop the COVID safety protocols set by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be in effect.

 Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022

For the full call, including eligibility and application requirements, visit our website. For questions, please email programs@arisc.org

 Funding for this program is supported with a grant from the US Department of Education, NRC programs, and the Ralph and Ruth Fisher endowment at REEEC. ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran. 

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Talin Lindsay
Executive Director, ARISC
admin@arisc.org

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