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Center E-News and Announcements

Letter from the Director
Welcome to 2020!  There’s something utopian, it would seem, about the date: two twenties in a row, the first such coincidence since 1919, and the last before 2121.  It’s hard to say what our world will look like by then.  But we’re happy to say that REEEC enters 2020 full of great projects and plans for a very successful year..
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Spring 2020 Open Research Lab Associates
Please join us in welcoming the Spring 2020 Open Research Lab (ORL) associates to the University of Illinois campus. ORL associates conduct research in the library, connect with local scholars and students, and participate in REEEC events.....[more

New Library Acquisitions from East View
by Kit Condill (Assistant Professor, University Library)
The UIUC Library recently made two major additions to its substantial collection of digitized newspapers from the REEE region:  East View’s Pravda Ukrainy Digital Archive (1938-2014) and Novoe Russkoe Slovo Digital Archive (1917-2010).  Pravda Ukrainy was arguably the “newspaper of record” of Soviet Ukraine, but after 1991, it adopted a pro-democracy stance...[more]

Call for Applications: Summer Research Laboratory- Deadline: February 10, 2020
The Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (SRL) invites applications for the upcoming 2020 session. This year’s lab will open on June 15 and continue through August 9. During this time, we encourage researchers to visit Urbana-Champaign, enjoy convenient housing... [more

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Faculty and Student News 

Richard Tempest publishes new book "Overwriting Chaos: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Fictive Worlds"
Richard Tempest’s Overwriting Chaos: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Fictive Worlds (Academic Press, 2019) examines the entirety of Solzhenitsyn’s works, from his early autobiographical novel Love the Revolution through his shorter fiction of the 1990s. Tempest explores Solzhenitsyn’s depiction ...[more

FLAS Fellow Profile: Elizabeth Abosch
Elizabeth Abosch is a third-year PhD student in History, and a REEEC FLAS fellow for 2019-2020. Before coming to the University of Illinois, she received her bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Maryland College Park....[more

REEES MA Student Profile: Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter is a second-year M.A. student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. She is currently studying 4th year Russian as a 2019-2020 FLAS fellow. Before coming to the University of Illinois, she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science....[more

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Upcoming Events 

February 6th: Revival of Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa Symposium

February 16th: Spurlock Sunday

February 27th: SpaCY Workship with Andrew Janco

February 27th: REEEC New Directions Lecture: Andrew Janco

March 5th: Carrie Busey Elementary International Night

March 9th: International Women's Day Celebration

March 10th: REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Eteri Tsinstadze-Maass, "Why Weak States Balance: National Mobilization and Georgia's Post-Cold War Security Strategy"

March 14th: Olympiada at Illinois

March 27th: Career Day for Grad Students: Using foreign language, area studies, and thematic studies in the job market. 

April 3rd: Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS): "International Migration in the 21st  Century."

April 9th: Maggie Paxson: Presentation on her recent book "The Plateau"

April 10th: Charles King: Presentation on his recent book "Gods of the Upper Air"

April 18th: Slavic Story Time

April 23rd: CAS MillerComm Lecture: Kevork Mourad, "Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art"

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Jobs and Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies (Social Sciences) - Yale University
Lectureship in Russian Studies, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 
Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian- Georgetown University Library
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies - University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
IRPH- Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities, 2020-2021
ASEEES Internship Grant Program
Course Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
American Councils Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute
American Councils Balkan Language Initiative
University of Wisconsin-Madison Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute

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.

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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: reec@illinois.edu / Phone: 217-333-1244 / Fax: 217-333-1582
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