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REEEC E-Weekly: October 26-30, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events 

  • 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)
  • Oct. 30, 1-3 PM EDT: Symposium: Islamic Economies
  • 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. 5, 1:00 PM CST: “Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music” Maria Sonevytsky (University of California - Berkeley)" 
  • Nov. 6, 2-4:30 PM CST: Graduate Student Workshop: “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”
  • Nov. 12, 12:00 PM CST: "The New Speed of Politics: Technology and Sustainablity in the EU"
  • Nov. 12, 4:00-5:30 PM CST: Language Teaching Workshop: "Motivate Your Students with Real-Life Tasks and Scenarios"

Opportunities

  • Visiting Project Coordinator, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois
  • Call for Papers: The 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2021)
  • Other Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 

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

Oct. 27 
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
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.

 
 
   
 
 
 
 

Symposium: Islamic Economies

Oct. 28

1-3 PM EDT

Please join the Indiana University’s Title VI centers (IAUNRC, REEI, EASC, and ISP) for the annual joint symposium on October 30. The event is free and open to the public, but please register by clicking here.

 
 
   
 
 

Slavic Story Time

Nov. 1 
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 
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

 

 

 
 
   
 
 

Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Maria Sonevytsky (University of California – Berkeley), “Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music”

Nov. 5 
1:00 PM CST


Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California - Berkeley.

Livestream available at https://youtu.be/CZvb1NcNKjM 

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.

 
 
   
 
 

Graduate Student Workshop: “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”


November 6, 2020 via Zoom

Please register at https://go.illinois.edu/WGGPFellowshipWorkshop 


2:00-4:00pm “Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals”

Led by: Ken Vickery, Director of Fellowships, Graduate College

 

4:00-4:30pm Tips for applying for fellowships

Led by: Charles Fogelman, Teaching Assistant Professor (LAS Global Studies Program), Thornton Miller, Visiting Affiliate Lecturer (Bradley University), and Claire Branigan, PhD Student (Department of Anthropology)
 
These events are free and open to any University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student

Co-sponsored 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; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 
 
   
 
 

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

Nov. 12th 
12:00 PM CST

Register here:  https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZF4WJv_8TbCHrU_XtYglLg

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

 
   
 
 

Language Teaching Workshop: "Motivate Your Students with Real-Life Tasks and Scenarios"


Nov. 12, 4:00-5:30 PM CST


Registration: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qgqTstHtLBvb8e-WEfaKnxtxIxPug4

Please join us for a free online workshop open to all language educators. Beginning with the novice level, giving learners the opportunity to see how their language skills can be used in the real world is an important element of motivation. In this session, participants will be introduced to examples of scenarios used in beginning and intermediate Russian classes, including a simulated day in St. Petersburg. The session will include practical ideas for finding and modifying authentic materials as well as creating visuals for scenario lessons. Participants will also see behind the scenes of how to create these scenarios with H5P, a free tool.

Presenter: Shannon Donnally Spasova is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist at Michigan State University.

Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; European Union Center; Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies; and Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

 
 
 
 
 
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 Papers: The 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2021)

Submission Deadline: Nov. 20, 2020


For more information, please contact aces@indiana.edu

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University is requesting submissions for our annual conference on Central Eurasian studies. We are accepting abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. We welcome proposals from all disciplinary backgrounds, as well as from any regional or historical focus. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, topics in Iranian (Afghan/Persian), Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, Turkic, and Uralic (Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, etc.) studies. Please send submissions to aces@indiana.edu

 
 
   
 
 

Other Opportunities 

 
 
 
 

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