Call for Applications: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois / The Summer Research Laboratory
For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this coming year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018. In addition, we are piloting a new program for scholars interested in visiting our campus during the academic year, from November 2017 to May 2018, called the Open Research Laboratory. We are accepting applications for the Open Research Laboratory starting immediately. (Applications for the Summer Research Laboratory will open on December 2017.) For more information, please see the ORL website and the SRL website.

Select Courses in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Spring 2018
Please check out a selection of courses offered in REEES for the Spring 2018 semester.

Call for Papers: Russian and East European Jewish Cultures Junior Scholar Workshop
The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois invites submissions for the Russian and East European Jewish Cultures Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held in Champaign, Illinois, on May 21 and May 22, 2018. The workshop is open to advanced graduate students and early career scholars (in their first three years after the PhD).

REEEC Receives Competitive State Department Title VIII Grant
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at Illinois is pleased to announce that it recently was awarded a $225,000 grant from the State Department’s Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).

1917: Ten Days that shook the world/ 2017: Ten Days that shake the campus
A series of events during the 2017-2018 academic year that will bring together scholars from around the world, the nation, and the campus to analyze the Russian revolution of 1917 in a global context. Click on the link above for more information!

Fall 2017 Courses
Check out the new course offerings for this fall!

New Curriculum and Resources
For K-16 Educators, check out our online materials – we are constantly adding new resources!

Additional  Announcements


A Headstart student takes her picture at the REEEC photobooth (Spring 2015)
Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Photo taken by REEEC alum Matthew McWilliams in Summer 2016)
Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia (Photo taken by REEEC alum Sharadyn Ciota in Summer 2016)
Yuliya Zabyelina gives a New Directions Lecture, “The Urge to Purge: Lustration in Ukraine during Ongoing Conflict” (Fall 2016)
Slavic Story Time at Urbana Free Library (Fall 2016)
Jasmina Savic gives a Noontime Scholars Lecture, “Into the Bright Future: Mikhail Armalinsky’s Literary Revolution and Poetics of Porn” (Fall 2016)
Christine Evans gives her New Directions Lecture, “17 reasons to get along with the secret police: Tatyana Lioznova’s ‘Seventeen Moments of Spring’ from the Soviet 1970s to the Putin Era” (Spring 2017)
Making firebird masks at Carrie Busey Elementary’s International Night (Spring 2017)
Fisher Fellow Ingrid Nordgaard gives her Noontime Scholars Lecture, “On the Frozen Sea: Exploring, Writing and Painting the Northern Frontier” (Summer 2017)
Stephanie Chung and Nadia Hoppe at the Urbana Fine Arts Center to teach students about Russia (Summer 2017)