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REEEC E-Weekly: October 19-23, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • Oct. 19, 2:00 PM CST: IGI International Music & Dance Event
  • Oct. 20, 3:30 PM CST: “How to Lose the Information War: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe" Nina Jankowicz (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
  • Oct. 21, 1:00 PM CST: "Outsiders, Others, and Outcasts: Examining antiziganism and race-making in Albania" Chelsi Oheuri West (University of Texas - Austin)
  • Oct. 21, 9:00 AM CST: Museums During COVID-19
  • Oct. 21,12:00 PM CST: “International Literature Discussion”
  • Oct. 23: "Illinois Global Institute Career Day"
  • Oct. 23, 1:00 PM CST: ASEEES - Pitt Race in Focus Series: Lightning Round - Moving Beyond Exclusionary Practices in SEEES
  • Oct. 27, 12:00 PM CST: "Are European Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Crisis?"
  • Oct, 28, 1:00 PM CST: "Jobs for Orphans, Taxes for Kulaks, and Love of Tractors: Collectivization Oral Histories from Uzbekistan" Marianne Kamp (Indiana University)
  • Nov. 1, 1:30 PM CST: Slavic Story Time
  • Nov. 4, 11, and 18, 6:00-8:30 PM CST: "75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?"
  • Nov. 12, 12:00 PM CST: "The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainablity in the EU"

Opportunities

  • Visiting Project Coordinator, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois
  • Call for Proposals: 25th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
  • Other Opportunities Below
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 

IGI International Music & Dance Event

Oct. 19 at
2:00 PM CST


Register at https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOmhrj4uHtWWqMBJKlQZRjdimaNMCwwi

Please join us for a live performance by Brazilian musician Luciano Antonio, who will take the audience on a tour of Brazil by presenting a wide variety of Brazilian compositions combined with his own originals. Luciano's performance will be followed by a presentation by the Illinois Flamenco-Jazz Collective, who has worked with two guest artists, guitarist David Chiriboga and dancer Mia Angela de Lourdes "La Malou." 

 
 
   
 
 

“How to Lose the Information War: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe", Nina Jankowicz (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)

Oct. 20th at
3:30 PM CST

Zoom registration link: https://go.illinois.edu/jankowicz-lecture

Nina Jankowicz, an expert in online disinformation, studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict, and is a frequent radio and television commentator on disinformation and Russian and East European affairs.

 
 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia: Chelsi Oheuri West (University of Texas – Austin), "Outsiders, Others, and Outcasts: Examining antiziganism and race-making in Albania"

Oct. 21 at
1:00 PM CST

Livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-hGLeKJIsg&feature=youtu.be

In this lecture, Professor Oheuri West explores the contours of antiziganism, conceptualized as racism and prejudice against Romani people groups, in Albania and the Balkan region. Part one of the presentation considers the theoretical framings of antiziganism and asks how analyses of antiblackness can allow scholars to think through contemporary manifestations of antiziganism in the Balkan region. Part two of the presentation explores whiteness in relation to antiziganism and antiblackness. In doing so, Professor Oheuri West draws attention to the ways that Albanians have been racialized and othered as outcasts and outsiders both within Europe and the Balkans, and asks how this broadly shapes our understandings of whiteness and regional racialization.  

Chelsi Oheuri West is Assistant Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. (Her photo is attached.)

 

 
 
   
 
 

Museums During COVID-19

Oct. 21 at
9:00 AM CST



Register at https://forms.gle/HWWetS7xpWq6mH1z6 

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, museums from around the world have developed strategies to offset the impact of the global pandemic on funding, programs, and services as well as curation of collections. As museums continue to shift their programs to online platforms, this panel discussion brings together perspectives from curators, museum directors, and representatives from national organizations.

 
   
 
 

“International Literature Discussion”


Fiction in the time of a pandemic? The Slavic Reference Service is holding its second International Literature discussion on Oct. 21st at 12:00 P.M. (CST) 

This month we are discussing Maxim Osipov's "Cinderella No. 4." Join us for a discussion about the intersection of literature in the time of Covid-19 and the literary traditions of Russian fiction. 

Link to story: 

https://www.literaryactivism.com/cinderella-no-4-from-chain-letters-2020/

Register here.

 
 
   
 
 

Illinois Global Institute Career Day

Oct. 23rd 

For more information, please see https://igi.illinois.edu/career-day


Current and recent graduate students are invited to a career diversity day focusing on using foreign language, area studies, and thematic studies in the job market. Come learn how to identify and better communicate your skills, hear professors, professionals, and practitioners discuss their current positions and paths from graduate study to employment, connect with alumni through informational interviews, and engage with peers, colleagues, alumni, and staff.

Hosted by: Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Illinois Global Institute; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives

 
 
   
 
 

ASEEES - Pitt Race in Focus Series: Lightning Round - Moving Beyond Exclusionary Practices in SEEES

Oct. 23 at 1:00 PM CST

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/race-in-focus

How do racial inequalities contribute to the wide-ranging disparities in our field and what efforts are needed to create an equitable and just community in SEEES? Join us for a conversation about these topics and more.

Moderator
Choi Chatterjee, California State University

Speakers:
Morgan Liu, Ohio State University
Colleen Lucey, University of Arizona
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, University of Pennsylvania
Marius Taba, Corvinus University

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the center stage.

 
 
   
 
 

"Are European Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Crisis?"

Oct. 27 at
12:00 PM CST



Register at https://go.illinois.edu/cms-human-rights-roundtable

Join us for a roundtable and discussion about different challenges to human rights and rule of law in contemporary Europe. Our speakers will address cases in Hungary, Turkey, France, Germany, and at the European Court of Human Rights. This event is part of the REEEC Critical Methods Series in Legal Studies and will kick off a series of events that foreground and foster research on law and society in the REEEC area and beyond. 

Co-Sponsored by: European Union Center

 
 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Marianne Kamp (Indiana University), "Jobs for Orphans, Taxes for Kulaks, and Love of Tractors: Collectivization Oral Histories from Uzbekistan"

Oct. 28, at
1:00 PM CST

Register at https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdemspzIjH9KTxzaRNi3azsFBJYj0sZIb

Marianne Kamp is Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University.

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world region. The series is sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago; and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.

 
 
   
 
 

Slavic Story Time

Nov. 1 at
1:30 PM CST



Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudemtqT4pHdaGCCSzZHUWRpFwPWthdIHw

Come here a Russian folktale! At this story time, enjoy Patricia Polacco's Luba and the Wren. Luba, a young girl, rescues a wren who can grant wishes. Once her parents learn of this, they make Luba ask the wren for more and more.

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

This program is co-sponsored by the Russian East European, and Eurasian Center at UIUC and The Urbana Free Library.

 
 
   
 
 

75 Years After Hiroshima: A New Nuclear Arms Race?

Nov. 4, 11, and 18 at
6:00-8:30 PM CST

Nov. 4th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Hiroshima
Nov. 11th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: New Challenges in Nuclear Arms Control
Nov. 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Future of the Nuclear Triad

Organized by: Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS)

Cosponsored by: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Department of History; Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering; Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 

 

 
 
   
 
 

“The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainability in the EU”

Nov. 12th at
12:00 PM CST

Registration Link Forthcoming

Countries of the European Union have collectively offered a leading global voice on the use of technology for local and planetary sustainability. This panel brings together two Former Members of the European Parliament with comparative experience in urban politics and corporate governance, from experience in the national politics of older and newer member states.

Speakers:

Hans-Olaf Henkel (Former President of IBM Germany 987 and President of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa) Benedek Jávor (Member of Dialogue for Hungary, part of the European Green Party)

Co-Sponsored by:

European Union Center; Center for Global Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Project Coordinator, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois


Application Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020

More Information: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=130394

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time position as Visiting Project Coordinator.  The position will manage and execute academic programs and grant initiatives for REEEC; teach one graduate or undergraduate course per year; and also provide shared service in support of grants management in the Illinois Global Institute.  For complete details, visit https://jobs.illinois.edu.  Deadline: October 26, 2020.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 
 
   
 
 

Call for Proposals: 25th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Online
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute (Columbia University)
6-8 May 2021

https://www.asnconvention.com

**Proposal Deadline: 11 November 2020**

Proposals must be submitted to darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2021@gmail.com.

The Association for the Study of Nationalities is proud to announce the return of its Annual Convention. The ASN 2021 Annual World Convention will take place entirely online on 6-8 May 2021. The ASN Annual World Convention welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, race, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe or cross-regional sections in nationalism studies and migration/diaspora studies.

 

 
 
   
 
 

Other Opportunities Below

 
 
 
 

For a complete list of opportunities, please see our Opportunities page.