20.10.2013


This page is devoted to resources for advancing the careers of academics in fields related to the FSU/Eurasia. It is meant to complement our page on general employment in fields related to the FSU/Eurasia and our page of Educator Resources and Services.

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Growing an Academic Career in FSU Studies

Table of Contents 

  1. Professional Organizations
    1. Russian/Slavic
    2. General
    3. Central Asian / Caucauses
    4. Technology
    5. Translation / Other
  2. Eurasia-Friendly Publishers
  3. Journals
    1. Student Publications
    2. Open Access
    3. Subscription
    4. Translation
  4. Following Copyright Law
  5. Employment in and Concerning Russia>>> (seperate page)
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  7. Notes on Russian Archives>>> (seperate page)
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1. Professional Organizations 
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A. Russian / Slavic Languages         back to top

SEELANGS is a service which links hundreds of Slavic scholars across the globe into one community. Questions about research topics, class materials, and study abroad opportunities often receive educated answers within a day.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) seeks to strengthen and improve the teaching of foreign languages at all educational levels. They run webinars, conventions, provide online materials, and more.

Slavic Information Literacy attempts to ascertain and enunciate many of the core competencies students and scholars of Slavic need to be productive (and employed!) in the field.

The Committee on College and Pre-College Russian (CCPCR) provides an incredible amount of useful information including statistics on college enrollment, resources for teachers, mailing lists for teachers, and even a census of language graduates and their current professions.

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school.

The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.

International Association of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature publishes journals, sponsors competitions and events, and supports research and teaching. Most of the site is only available in Russian.

The Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), founded in 1954 at the University of Manitoba, is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and professionals whose interests focus on the social, economic and political life of the Slavic peoples, as well as their languages, diverse cultures and histories.

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association seeks to promote Cognitive Linguistics, and particularly to encourage graduate students and junior faculty to pursue research on the Slavic languages in the framework of Cognitive Linguistics and to encourage interdisciplinary applications of Cognitive Linguistics, particularly in the area of literary analysis.

The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages seeks to encourage communication between teachers of LCTLs (including Russian) and to increase America's capacity for teaching and learning them.

The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (CARTA) officially includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, but is open for professionals at all levels of public, private, secondary, and higher educational institutions from other states as well. 

Association for Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

 

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American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC) seeks to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the US.

The Association of Departments of Foreign Language (ADFL) puts department chairs in touch with experienced peers and provides professional development to help departmental leaders work more effectively. It provides a forum for collegial exchange about important issues through its summer seminars, journal, and Web site. Members are kept informed about legislation that affects the field.

The Center for Applied Linguistics uses the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems and caries out teacher education, design and development of instructional materials among other things.

InterCom is a free weekly e-mail digest for language teachers that you customize so that you receive only the content that you are interested in. Russian teachers should select "Other European" when selecting their language preferences to receive Russian-specific articles.

The Network of Business Language Educators (NOBLE) is a community which brings together professionals across disciplines to  collaborate and exchange ideas to build programs and curriculum that  will  prepare our students to be global leaders.

The National Heritage Language Resource Center develops effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first by creating a research base and then by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.

The Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization.

 

C. Central Asian / Caucauses         back to top

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) seeks to encourage and support scholarly study of the South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) in all fields from the earliest times to the present. ARISC aims to provide an ongoing American scholarly presence in each country in order to facilitate research and establish and nurture ties between institutions and individuals.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a private, non-political, non-profit, North America-based organization of scholars who are interested in the study of Central Eurasia, and its history, languages, cultures, and modern states and societies.

 

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The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) is a professional organization that serves a membership involved in both education and technology. CALICO has an emphasis on modern language teaching and learning, but reaches out to all areas that employ the languages of the world to instruct and to learn.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

StreamingCulture.org can help build up your organization's website with multimedia.

The North American Association for Belarusian Studies (NAABS) is a non-profit scholarly organization which seeks to promote research, study, and teaching in all aspects of Belarusian studies.

 

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American Translators Association is an organization advancing the professions of translation and interpreting.  They provide lots of material and resources for advocating languages as professions. Their Slavic Language Division also runs a regular newsletter called SlavFile.

Tartaroved is run by the Tartarstan Academy of Sciences and devoted to Tartar Studies.

American Friends of Russian Folklore mission is to support and promote American understanding of Russian traditional life and culture. To this end, AFRF supports a wide range of projects: field research, recordings, filmmaking, archiving, and analysis of Russian folklore and oral histories.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies is a bi-partisan think tank dealing with international and global issues, including Russia. Their website bristles with information, including the email addresses for experts in Russian domestic and foreign policy, and a list of publications with some available for download.

The World Academy of Rusyn Culture is an academic and charitable institution for the purpose of encouraging new work and preserving the Rusyn culture.

The Moscow Architecture Preservation Society (MAPS) consists of young architects, historians, heritage managers and journalists from different countries and works in close cooperation with preservationists, architects and historians within Russia and abroad to raise awareness about the present destruction of the city's historical buildings.

 

2. Eurasia-Friendly Publishers          report an error          back to top

 
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University of California Press offers a number of older publications for free online and continues to publish new material.

Slavica Publishers offer a range of scholarly journals and books for Russia-related subjects.

Michigan Slavic Publications also offers a range of scholarly journals and books.  

Hypocrene Books is a specialty publisher offering a number of books on learning FSU, Eastern European, and other languages.

EastView.com is an excellent source for books and periodicals about Russia and the FSU. See also their "Guidebooks to Russian Archives," an index of what's available where!

BiblioRossica is a Russian language project from American publisher Academic Studies Press. It is a continuously expanding portal for modern academic literature on the humanities, in an electronic format.

The Association of Women in Slavic Studies offers a sizeable list (in PDF) of publishers with Slavic-themed offerings.

Ruslan Limited produces and distributes a line of materials for learning and teaching Russian.

Discovery Press is an imprint of Silk Road Media that translates and publishes books from Central Asian languages into English.

Ugly Ducking Press publishes many texts by authors from the former Soviet Union and other locations. 

Three Percent launched in the summer of 2007 with the lofty goal of becoming a destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature.

 

3. Journals (online, etc.)          report an error          back to top

A. Specialized in Publishing Student Work!         back to top

Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies is run by SRAS and publishes the best in student research on all subjects related to Russia and the FSU. Submissions are open to all students and are continuous.

The Birch is a student journal run at Columbia University. They publish mostly culture-related articles including creative writing in both Russian and English. 

Studies in Slavic Cultures is run by the University of Pittsburgh and publishes papers written by graduate students on specific themes as set by the editorial staff.

 

 
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B. Online, Open-Access         back to top

The Directory of Open Access Journals is the largest listing of open access articles and journals online.

The Bridge-MOST is run by The International Association for the Humanities (IAH) and publishes articles in English, Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review is an online and open-access graduate student journal from the University of Victoria.

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law provides Russian legal documents, an e-journal, and other information in a free, searchable database.

Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization focuses on politics, economics, social issues, legal systems, nationalities, international relations, and human rights.

Forshungsstelle Osteuropa provides an impressive collection of materials concerning Eastern Europe.

KinoKultura is the only English-language e-journal devoted to contemporary Russian-language cinema. 

Nabokov Online Journal is a refereed multilingual electronic edition devoted to scholarly articles, comment pieces and book reviews related to Nabokov.

Pushkin Review is a bi-lingual, peer-reviewed journal published annually in print and for free online.

Russian Analytical Digest offers articles written from around the world in English. Each issue focuses on a specific subject, which have included those focused on international relations, domestic politics, and social issues.

E-Scholarship Editions publishes free, online versions of recent scholarship on various topics. The link will take you directly to those books related to Russia. Some entries are open access.

The Central Eurasian Studies Review (CESR) is a scholarly review of research, resources, conferences, events, publications and developments in scholarship and teaching on Central Eurasia. See also

Central Asian Program at George Washington University offers several publications on Central Asia - including a journal that occasionally publishes graduate student research.

Heritage Language Journal is a unique publication focusing on learning and teaching languages to heritage speakers of those languages. Register for free to access the articles for free.

The Journal of Russian Icons promotes the academic study of Russian icons and publishs new research relating to them.

ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the culture and history of the Russian Empire (1660-1830). The journal is open to submissions in all relevant disciplines and in all the major languages in which eighteenth-century Russian studies is researched and inclusive of non-Russian ethnicities, nationalities, and confessions within the Russian empire.

Post-Soviet Armies Newsletter is an electronic newsletter devoted to armed forces and power ministries in post-Soviet countries.

Russian Law Online has an enyclopedia of law concepts and application in Russia and publishes articles on Russian legal matters.

Russian Law Online has an enyclopedia of law concepts and application in Russia and publishes a journal on Russian legal matters.

 

C. Subscription Publications         back to top 

SlavFile, is the a quarterly newsletter of the American Translators' Association and provides information that will help facilitate the careers and professional development of translators and interpreters of Slavic languages.

Bridges is a subscription Russian journal devoted entirely to articles on translation and interpretation. It is now available in America with articles in both Russian and English.

Tolstoy Studies Journal is everything you ever wanted to know about Lev Tolstoy. Lots of online references, photos and other resources - produced by the Tolstoy Society of North America.

Stanislavski Studies is an English/Russian, peer-reviewed eJournal, presenting scholarship on subjects related to the work of Konstantin Stanislavski.

Folklorika is published twice a year by The Slavic East European Folklore Association and provides a year-round forum for those studying Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Serbian Folklore

Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema focuses on pre-revolutionary, Soviet and post- Soviet film, its aesthetic development, and its position between ideology and industry.

CALICO Journal is devoted to research and discussion on technology and language learning.

The NEP Era: Soviet Russia, 1921-1928 is a yearly peer-reviewed journal.

Slavic & East European Information Resources is a peer-reviewed journal about Slavic librarianship and book studies.

 

 
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D. Translation         back to top

Exchanges is the University of Iowa's literary e-journal devoted to translations both in and out of the English language and aims to foster cultural interchange and expand awareness of translation as a valid art form.  

WordsWithoutBorders is an online publication devoted to translations. They accept submissions on a continual basis.

 

 

4. Copyright Law          report an error          back to top

Introductions to US copyright law, can be found at Crash Course in Copyright and Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States.

Russian Copyright Law is subject to the Universal Copyright Convention (UN) and the TRIPS Agreement (WTO)

 

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