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Upcoming Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies Events and Conferences

Upcoming Events


2020 Baltic Sea Region Forum

Thursday, October 8th | 9:00 AM Central Time

The forum will be conducted over Zoom.

Get more information and register.


Interlibrary Loan Symposium

Wednesday, February 12th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time

This symposium will take place in Room 106 of the Main Library with a one hour lunch break at noon.



Doctoral Dissertation Workshop

Thursday, February 27th | 9:00 AM Central Time

This workshop will take place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate software.



Past Events

Indigenous Studies Forum

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:00 pm (CST)

This workshop will take place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate software.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/tpsffbr



Non-Traditional Publishing and Digitization in Slavic and East European Countries

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 10-11:30 am (CST)

This workshop took place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate software.

Recording: https://tinyurl.com/rn2hqe9



Silver Fork Novels: A Scholarly Discussion

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 9:00-10:30 am (CST)

This workshop took place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate software.


Interlibrary Loan  & Document Delivery Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019 | 9-10:30 am (CST)

This workshop took place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate software.


Summer Research Lab

Researchers are invited to apply for Open Research Laboratory fellowships for policy-relevant research on Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. ORL Fellows have access to the extensive holdings in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Collection at the International and Area Studies Library and may receive one-on-one research assistance from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service to make sure that researchers not only find everything Illinois has to offer, but identify the most important sources elsewhere, as well.

For more information and application details please visit the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center website.


There are many events related to Slavic, East European and Eurasian (SEEE) studies at or around the University of Illinois. This list provides resources for finding such events and highlights a few key recurring events, but is not comprehensive.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the University of Illinois is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution. There are many events centered around this anniversary, which can be found at the Revolution website’s calendar of events.

The International and Area Studies Library has a variety of events throughout the semester. Past events have included guest lectures by students and scholars in SEEE fields of study, celebrations of holidays or notable historical figures, and much more. Information about events can be found at the International and Area Studies Library’s calendar of events.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures has a calendar of events that highlights SEEE events throughout the semester.

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) has a variety of speakers and lectures throughout the academic year. Two of their recurring speaker series are the Noontime Scholars Lecture series and the New Directions Lecture series. Information about these and other lectures can be found at REEEC’s calendar of events.The Department of History hosts or co-sponsors events, some of which are related to SEEE fields of study. Information can be found at the Department of History’s calendar of events.The Slavic Reference Service has occasional displays and exhibits in the Main Library. Recent exhibits have included “100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution” and “Jewish Studies Symposium at the University of Illinois.” Information about current exhibits at the Main Library can be found at the Main Library’s calendar of events.


The University of Illinois Slavic Graduate Student Organization organizes a biannual conference that highlights graduate student papers on exigent topics within the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian fields of study. Information about the conference can be found at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures webpage.

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is the “leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts” (from the website). They host an annual convention, information about the convention can be found at the convention website. They also maintain a list of regional affiliate conferences in the U.S. and ASEEES-sponsored conferences in the U.S. and internationally.