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2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum: Population, Health and Social Change in Eurasia
By Nicholas Higgins
The 2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum was held during the 17th and 18th of June, and was organized by Cynthia Buckley, a Professor of Sociology, and Paul McNamara, an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics. The main sponsor of the event was the...[more] [pdf]

2016 Fisher Fellow: Anastasiya Boika
By Stephanie Chung
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center awarded the competitive Fisher Fellowship, now in its fourth year, to a 2016 Summer Research Lab (SRL) participant. The fellowship, named after Dr. Ralph Fisher, the founder of SRL and REEEC, and a champion for building...[more] [pdf]

2016 Summer Research Laboratory Reception and Slavic Reference Service 40th Anniversary Celebration
Faculty, staff, students, and Summer Research Lab (SRL) participants celebrated the beginning of SRL and the 40th anniversary of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) with a reception at the University YMCA on June 21, 2016. Attendees enjoyed food from the Russian, East European...[more] [pdf]

Noontime Scholars Lecture: Tricia Starks, "Tobacco as Product, Producer and Saboteur of Empire"
By Stephanie Chung
On June 16, Tricia Starks (Associate Professor of History, University of Arkansas) gave the first Noontime Scholars Lecture of the 2016 Summer Research Laboratory. Entitled "Tobacco as Product, Producer and Saboteur of Empire," her lecture traced the history of tobacco advertising...[more] [pdf]

Noontime Scholars Lecture: Elaine MacKinnon, "'Found in Translation': Exploring Soviet History, Memory, and Identity Through Lyudmila Miklashevskaya's Memoir Povtorenie proidennego'"
By Nicholas Higgins
On Tuesday, June 21, Elaine MacKinnon, a professor of Russian and Soviet History at the University of West Georgia gave a presentation titled: "Found in Translation": Exploring Soviet History, Memory, and Identity Through Lyudmila Miklashevskaya's Memoir, Povtorenie proidennego...[more] [pdf]

Noontime Scholars Lecture: Anastasiya Boika, "Curing the Ailments of City Living: The Garden City in Late Imperial Russia"
By Nicholas Higgins
The Garden City, the subject of Anastasiya Boika's research for her Noontime Scholar presentation on "Curing the Ailments of City Living: The Garden City in Late Imperial Russia," is the eventual product of the Garden City movement which began at the tail-end of the 19th century under the...[more] [pdf]

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Faculty News

What is Political Reconciliation? Reflections on Reconciliation After the Karadzic Trial
Colleen Murphy is Professor of Law, Philosophy and Political Science as well as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Re-posted from RECOM, found here in English and here in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian...[more] [pdf]

Faculty News
REEEC Faculty Associate and University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) Associate Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Nancy Scannell, delivered in June 2016 a Financial Management seminar at the European Teaching University (ETU) in Tbilisi, Georgia, in collaboration with ETU's Associate...[more]


Alumni News

Bethany Wages on Cataloging Pre-Revolutionary Manuscripts at the Library of Congress
This summer, REEES M.A. graduate Bethany Wages has been interning at the Library of Congress European Division. Check out her blog posts on her experience, including "How to Identify Yudin Materials 101"...[more]

Alumni News
Ryan Eavenson (MA REEES, 2015) is pursuing an MA in Modern European Studies at Columbia University. He will also continue studying Czech language, history, and culture. Maria Cristina Galmarini-Kabala (PhD in History, 2012) has published her book The Right to be Helped...[more]



U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program Summer 2017
2017 Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, Brown University

CFP: Film History - Special Issue: "Amateur Film and the Institution"
CFP: Yearbook of Transnational History
Call for Papers: The 2017 Annual Soyuz Symposium "Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity: On Matters of Method in Postsocialist Studies"
2017 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty: Gender and Sexuality in the Holocaust
Call for Papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Eastern Europe Awaits You! - Study Abroad Programs at the 650-Year-Old University of Pecs in Hungary

Please be aware that there are several great opportunities posted on the REEEC website that are not listed here. Use this link to click through the opportunities page for more information.


Save the Date 

Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
REEEC Winter Reception

Upcoming Events 

Tues., Sept. 20, 2016
Noontime Scholars Lecture - Jasmina Savic, "Into the Bright Future: Mikhail Armalinsky's Literary Revolution and Poetics of Porn"

Thur., Sept. 22, 2016
New Directions Lecture - Douglas Blum, "Explaining Cultural Globalization: A Synthesis of Bourdieusian and Critical Realist Approaches"

Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
Eugene Onegin Public Panel Discussion

Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
Stage Russia Presents: Eugene Onegin

Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Translation Workshop With Canadian Poet and Translator Erin Moure

Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Poetry as History: Kapusta! Cabbage!

Thur., Oct. 20, 2016
New Directions Lecture - Alex Rabinowitch, "The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the Birth of Soviet Russia: Centennial Reflections"

Tues., Oct. 25, 2016
MillerComm Lecture Series - Masha Gessen, "Retrofitting Totalitarianism in Putin's Russia"

Thur., Nov. 10, 2016
New Directions Lecture - Yuliya Zabyelina, "The Urge to Purge: Lustration in Ukraine during Ongoing Conflict"

Tues., Nov. 15, 2016
Noontime Scholars Lecture - Anca Mandru, "'Born through literary critique': Early Romanian Socialism and the Literary Marketplace"

For a full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar


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