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REEEC Ruckus: ASEEES 2017, Chicago (Pictures)
On Friday, November 10th, friends and alumni of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center gathered for the inaugural REEEC Ruckus Happy Hour at the ASEEES Conference in Chicago. A toast was given to Diane Koenker (History), who was named new Director of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at University College London. Browse through pictures of the event....[more]

#librarynerd: Reflections on working at the Slavic Reference Service
by Delaney Bullinger (MLIS Student in the School of Information Sciences)
Over the summer I had the privilege of working as an academic hourly student for the Slavic Reference Service in the International and Area Studies Library. It was an incredible opportunity, both to gain experience in an area studies library and also to work with Joe Lenkart, Jan Adamczyk, Kit Condill, and three other academic hourly students for the Summer Research Lab. During this two-month-long Lab...[more

New Directions Lecture: Emilia Zankina, “Theorizing Populism East and West”
by Kathleen Gergely (MA Student in REEES)
On November 16, 2017, Dr. Emilia Zankina presented a New Directions Lecture entitled “Theorizing Populism East and West.”  Dr. Zankina is the Provost and an Associate Professor of Political Science at American University in Bulgaria.  Her lecture focused on defining populism...[more]

REPOST: A career devoted to Ukraine, Endowment in honor of Dmytro Shtohryn established at Illinois
Dmytro Shtohryn may have retired as a professor at Illinois in 1995, but his commitment to the university and the field of Ukrainian studies remains as vibrant and meaningful as the Ukrainian paintings hanging on the walls of his home. Shtohryn, 94, and his wife, Eustachia, still live in Champaign, where they’ve lived since 1960, when Shtohryn turned down a professional librarianship position at Harvard to join Laurence Miller, professor of library administration and the first head of the Slavic and East European Library (SEEL)...[more

Please notify REEEC with any recent lectures, conferences, papers, articles, books or other news and it will be included in the next Newsletter! Simply fill out the linked form - Share your News with us, available through the Center eNews.


1917: Ten Days that Shook the World/2017: Ten Days that Shake the Campus

Theater of the Revolution: From Prince Igor to the Black Square
by Nadia Hoppe (PhD Student in Slavic)
December 13th marked the capstone event of the REEEC symposium 10 days that shook the worldthe production of From Prince Igor to Black Square. The first part of the production featured scenes from classic Russian operas, including....[more


Faculty and Student News 

REPOST: John Randolph (REEEC Director) and Team Win Mellon Grant
The Humanities Without Walls Consortium, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities, sponsoring new areas of inquiry that cannot be created or maintained without cross-institutional cooperation.   On Thursday, December 14, the Consortium announced the results of its latest research challenge...[more

Benjamin J Lough (REEEC affiliated faculty) receives Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International Programs are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017/18 International Achievement Awards. The International Achievement Awards recognize outstanding alumni, faculty, and students whose exceptional work, service, and/or scholarship has made a significant, global impact....[more



The Eurasian Migration System: A Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers

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

Acquisitions Editor in Slavic and Central Asian Studies
Opportunities for Research: Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian
CfA: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at UIUC
Hiring Resident Directors for the Critical Language Scholarship Program

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.


Upcoming Events 

Thur. and Fri., March 8th and 9th, 2018
Aida Huseynova, "Layla and Majnun: Universal Truths from a Story of Unrequited Love"

Mon., March 12th, 2018
Maya Vinokour, "The Post-Soviet Public Sphere: Russian Media Culture in the 1990s"

Thurs., March 29th, 2018

New Budapest Orpheum Society Concert

Thurs., March 29th, 2018
Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS) Keynote Address: Tariq Ali, "The Broken Ladder: The Global Left Fifty Years After 1968"

Fri., March 30th, 2018
Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS): "A Century of Revolutions: Past and Futures of Radical Transformations"

For a full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar


Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: 104 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Email: / Phone: 217-333-1244 / Fax: 217-333-1582
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