Russian events in the north
Readers based within reach of Inverness and Thurso are in for a treat (two treats) - Sharmanka will be in Thurso with their colourful and thought-provoking "kinemats" until mid-February and there will be an exhibition of photographs of the Russian North (the real thing) in Inverness throughout February. See "What's On" above or Exhibitions for details.
Scots in Russia
If you missed Billy Kay's recent programmes on BBC Radio Scotland you can still listen on www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sny9y.
Billy Kay will be giving a presentation at the Dashkova Centre on 21 Jan - booking here.
Emelia (Emmie) Voznesenskaya, a Russian-born resident of Edinburgh since the 1950s, died on the 27th of December in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at the age of 88. Emmie joined the recently created Edinburgh University Russian Department in 1956. She was born in Russia and was present at the siege of Leningrad outside the lines, as the genetics institute where her parents worked was at Tsarskoe Selo. Her funeral will be on 14th January in the Orthodox Church of St Andrew, Meadow Lane, at 11 am. A eulogy is being prepared which will include other interesting biographical details.
There was a short notice in the Scotsman 7 Jan (link).
Russian - English Translation work (100-150 hours)
As part of an AHRC-funded project (Protestants behind the Iron Curtain: Religious Belief, Identity, and Narrative in Russia and Ukraine since 1945), I am creating a website called ‘Protestants in the Soviet Union’. The site will contain introductory essays, oral history extracts, and primary sources. We are looking for someone who will be able to translate some of this material from Russian to English. There may also be some English to Russian translation work.
The applicant needs to have a very high standard of both English and Russian, as well as some interest or experience of working with historical materials.
There is at least 100 hours of work (potentially 150 hours) available at a pay rate of £16.35 per hour. The work will need to be completed by mid-February and the translator needs to be based in the UK.
Please contact me by Thursday 21 January if you are interested: email@example.com.
Dr Miriam Dobson
Department of History, University of Sheffield, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RA. Tel 0114 222 2567
New addition to the Dashkova Centre Library
Andrew Jameson has donated a collection of "books on Russian substandard and non-standard language of all types" to the Dashkova Russian Centre Edinburgh University - list attached. The books will be available to researchers from outside Edinburgh University. More information - Dashkova.Centre@ed.ac.uk