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From Occultism to Science: Suggestology and Parapsychology Under Communism
On April 7, 2015, Veneta Ivanova, Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Illinois, delivered the REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture entitled "From Occultism to Science: Suggestology and Parapsychology Under Communism," which discussed the scientific study of parapsychology, the investigation of paranormal... [more] [pdf]

Jeffrey Werbock: Traditional Azerbaijani Mugham Music
Acclaimed musician Jeffrey Werbock presented a program of instrumental solo improvisations based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham, played on a variety of authentic instruments, at two Urbana elementary schools and the University of Illinois. Mr. Werbock has given presentations for more than 30 years and has performed at... [more] [pdf]

Language, Linguistics, and Ideology in Eastern Europe and Beyond
On April 20, Hans Henrich Hock, Professor Emeritus in Linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, delivered the REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture entitled "Language, Lingistics, and Ideology in Eastern Europe and Beyond." One of the major themes underpinning Professor... [more] [pdf]

REEEC Spring Reception 2015 
REEEC celebrated a successful 2014-2015 academic year with a spring reception on Friday, May 15. Along with enjoying refreshments and socializing, REEEC-affiliated faculty, staff, students, and guests honored award winners, graduating students, and departing colleagues. Attendees also honored the memory of Prof. Ralph Fisher... [more] [pdf]

Springtime Honors 
REEEC would like to congratuate the following student award winners... [more] [pdf]

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AY2016-2017 Fulbright Student Fellowships in Bulgaria

Call for Submissions: Society for Romanian Studies 2015 Graduate Student Essay Prize

CFP: Aspasia, Vol. 11: "The Russian Revolution 100 Years Later

Summer Internships in the Office of the Illinois Lt. Governor

2016-17 Core Fulbright US Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in European Area Studies

Call for Papers: Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy

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.




Upcoming Events

Fri.-Sat., Jun. 19-20, 2015
2015 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum: Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies 

Save the Date

Thur., Sept. 24, 2015
Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar
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