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REEEC E-Weekly: September 21-25, 2020
In This Issue

Upcoming Virtual Events

  • Sept. 22, 1:00 PM CST: "The Caucasus: From Geopolitics to Geopoetics": Harsha Ram (University of California - Berkeley)
  • Sept. 25, 10:00 AM CST: "The Crisis in Belarus: A Discussion with Natalya Chernyshova": Natalya Chernyshova (University of Winchester) 
  • Sept. 29, 1:00 PM CST: "Anatomy of a Successful Forgery: The Czech Manuscripts": David Cooper (University of Illinois)
  • Oct. 2, 11:00 AM CST: "The Volatile Market for Globalization": Arjun Appadurai (New York University)
  • Oct 2, 1:00 PM CST: ASEEES - Pitt Race in Focus Series: Webinar - Teaching about Race and Racism: Your Syllabus 2.0"
  • Oct. 23: "Illinois Global Institute Career Day"


  • 2021 HWW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop
  • Other Opportunities Below
Upcoming Virtual Events

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Harsha Ram (University of California - Berkeley), "The Caucasus: From Geopolitics to Geopoetics

Tuesday, Sept. 22
1:00 PM CST

Hosted on University of California - Berkeley's Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies' YouTube page: https://youtu.be/npqUgsP1aBQ

Harsha Ram is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California - Berkeley.


The Crisis in Belarus: A Discussion with Natalya Chernyshova (University of Winchester) 

Sept. 25th at

Zoom Registration: https://go.illinois.edu/chernyshova-lecture

Dr. Natalya Chernyshova is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Winchester. She specializes in late Soviet history, with a focus on Belarus, and is the author of Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era (Routledge, 2013). She was in Minsk in late August.


Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

David Cooper (University of Illinois), "Anatomy of a Successful Forgery: The Czech Manuscripts"


Tuesday, Sept. 29
1:00 PM CST

Hosted on Zoom: Registration Link

For over five decades from the moment of their appearance in 1817 and 1818, the Queen’s Court and Green Mountain Manuscripts were considered by the vast majority of the international scholarly community to be genuine monuments of medieval Czech literature. How were so many of the best minds of the period fooled for so long? Drawing on research for a monograph in-progress entitled “The Czech Manuscripts: Poetics, Faith, Scholarship,” this presentation will examine the qualities of the manuscripts themselves, both as physical and as literary objects, their effective use in the Czech cultural revival of the period, and the cultural and intellectual horizons of the period that made the manuscripts (seem) real.

David L. Cooper is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a specialist in both Czech and Russian literatures. 


The Global and Its Worlds Lecture: Arjun Appadurai (New York University), "The Volatile Market for Globalization"

Oct. 2nd at
11:00 AM CST

Zoom Registration: https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xmnqv6B_RCOYbohevgT1Eg

Professor Arjun Appadurai of New York University will present a talk titled "The Volatile Market for Globalization." He will address recent debates about the rebirth of the nation-state in the era of pandemic disease, and about whether globalization is about to be rolled back or marginalized. 

Sponsor: Humanities Research Institute and the Illinois Global Institute


ASEEES - Pitt Race in Focus Series: Webinar - Teaching about Race and Racism: Your Syllabus 2.0"

Oct. 2nd at
1:00 PM CST


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

Join us to hear from distinguished scholars and educators about methods for incorporating critical pedagogies of race into teaching about language, culture, history, and society in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University

B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, Howard University
Sunnie Rucker-Chang, University of Cincinnati

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.

Save the Date!

Illinois Global Institute Career Day

Oct. 23rd 
More Information Coming Soon

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


Call for Applications: 2021 Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), HWW has been funded by three successive grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In summer 2021, HWW is holding its first online, national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Through a series of workshops, talks, and virtual field trips, participants learn how to leverage their skills and training towards careers in the private sector, the non-profit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields. All aspects of the workshop will be remote, virtual, and online in nature.

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2020

More in Information: https://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/pre-doctoral/pre-doctoral-cfa.html


Other Opportunities Below


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