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

Summer 2018

The Eurasian Migration System: A Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers interested in the many questions surrounding Eurasian migration. This workshop is being organized by: Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Andrei Korobkov (Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University), Laura Dean (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Millikin University). More information is available on the REEEC website.

Date: June 11-15, 2018   Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Caucasus and Central Asia in Conversation: The Importance of Stories and Archives from the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periphery

The Second Annual Ralph T. Fisher Workshop will explore what can be gained—conceptually and methodologically—by centering the archives and stories from the Caucasus and Central Asia rather than through the lens of the Russian center. More information is available on the REEEC website.

Date: June 15-16, 2018   Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Workshop on Gender and Women in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922

A 3-day workshop organized by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) will coordinate the research of up to 15 scholars across a variety of fields for a planned publication to examine women’s gains and losses in the period as well as the influence of war and revolution on gender identity and representation, cultural mores surrounding public and sexual behavior, and creative expression by men and women. More information is available on the REEEC website.

Date: June 21-24, 2018   Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Slavic Reference Service Reception for Summer Lab Patrons  

The Slavic Reference Service invites our 2018 Summer Lab patrons for a reception to celebrate this year’s lab and the Association for Women in Slavic Studies. The reception will be hosted at the University Library and refreshments will be provided.

Date: June 21, 2018 (2-3 PM)   Location: University Library, Room 106

 

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.

Events

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.

Conferences

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.