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News from the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Center E-News

Letter from the Director
It was a great pleasure to see so many of you on September 4 at our annual fall semester kickoff lecture and reception! Your involvement and active participation in REEEC are the critical factor that keeps our academic community vibrant and productive. Prof. Carol Leff of Political Science kicked off our New Directions Lecture in Russian, East European... [more]

Is There Still an "Eastern Europe"?
On September 4, 2014, Professor Carol Leff gave a lecture entitled "Is There Still an 'Eastern Europe'?" With the advancement of democracy and the capitalist developments taking place in Eastern Europe following communism, the countries of the region are continually acquiring characteristics which make them more like their Western European neighbors... [more] [pdf]

Strung Out: Chekhov's Neurasthenics, Trauma and Nineteenth Century Models of Nervous Shock
On September 9, 2014, Anya Hamrick-Nevinglovskaya, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative and world literature at the University of Illinois, gave the first REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture of the 2014-2015 academic year. Her talk, entitled "Strung Out: Chekhov's Neurasthenics, Trauma, and Nineteenth Century Models of Nervous Shock," explained the portrayal...  [more] [pdf]

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, or via the publications page on our website.

Faculty News

A Minute with Mark Steinberg, expert on Russian history
Mark Steinberg, Professor of History at Illinois, was interviewed by the News Bureau of University of Illinois Public Affairs, published on August 15, 2014... [more]

A Minute with Peter Fritzsche, expert on German history
Peter Fritzsche, Professor of History at Illinois, was interviewed by the News Bureau of University of Illinois Public Affairs, published on August 26, 2014... [more]

Faculty Activities and Achievements
REEEC is very pleased to share the following activities and achievements... [more]

Student News

Ryan Eavenson's Summer 2014 Experiences in Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic
My summer in Eastern Europe was a challenging, exciting, and rewarding experience. I had the opportunity through a FLAS to to study Czech language at the intermediate level in Prague. As a student with a serious interest in Czech history in addition to Czech language, I couldn't have been happier! But my journey... [more] [pdf]


Intern, Russia Fellowship Program: Eurasia Foundation-Washington, D.C.

Fellowship Applications at CEU Institute for Advanced Study

CFP: Young Researchers Confrerence: Writing the Past/Righting Memory

Russia's Regions Conference: University of Virginia, March 26-28, 2015

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 to the opportunities page for more information.



Save the Date

Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
New Directions Lecture - "You Can't Study these Things from Moscow:" Soviet Social Science and the Problem of Development in Soviet Central Asia

Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
REEEC Winter Reception

Upcoming Events

Tues., Sept. 30, 2014
Noontime Scholars Lecture - Gothic Ruins: The Ghost of the Ukrainian Past in Panteleimon Kulish's novel Bykhailo Charnyshenko, or Litlle Russia Eighty Years Ago

Tues., Oct. 7, 2014
Noontime Scholars Lecture-The Ascendancy of Nationalism in Central Asia


For our 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
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