Call for pro­pos­als post­poned till 2022 and vis­its from spring 2020 can­celled

Due to the global pandemic, we have not been able to host Visiting Fellows since March 2020, and are expecting to receive the first visitors only in August 2021. We had been hoping to reschedule visits from March-June 2020 to a later date, but the prolonged nature of the pandemic has made these plans impossible. To our great regret, we were thus eventually not able to transfer visits of several outstanding scholars whose research stays and engagement with our community we so much had been awaiting:

  • Nelly Bekus, University of Exeter, UK
    Illiberal Agency of Cityscape
  • Eleonory Gilburd, University of Chicago, USA
    Weary Sun: Tango in Soviet Russia
  • Alexey Golubev, University of Houston, USA
    Soviet Epistemological Propaganda and Russian Information Campaigns of the Digital Age
  • Svetlana Erpyleva, Center for Independent Social Research and University of Tyumen, Russia
    The New Local Activism in Russia: Biography, Event, and Culture
  • Adi Kuntsman, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    Politics, geographies and silences of digital harms: Digitisation and environmental projects in Russia
  • Lauren McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Citizen Oversight and Police Accountability in Authoritarian Regimes: The Russian Case
  • Stephen Wheatcroft, Deakin University, Australia
    Food Supply Problems in Northern Russia and the Baltic Region, 1600-1991

We thank all these scholars for their understanding of this difficult situation and look forward to cooperating in the future. 

In these exceptional circumstances, we were also not able to open the call for proposals that we would normally have opened in January 2021, for the academic year 2021-2022. We will update the time of the next call on this website and on our social media channels as soon as we know when the call can be opened. We thank all the potential applicants for patience and look forward to inviting a new group of Visiting Fellows as soon as it will be possible.