Lab Programs


The Summer Research Lab (SRL) provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and an opportunity for individual consultation with the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

2017 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum

“Central and Eastern Europe in the Global Middle Ages”
June 22, 2017

General Lounge, 210 Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Organized by: David Cooper (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois)

Sponsored by: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC); College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Program in Medieval Studies; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SRS Individualized Research Practicum

Consultation with a Slavic Reference Service Librarian for a personalized bibliographic session. For details and application procedures see SRS Practicum.

Fisher Fellow Award (Click here for more details)

  • Graduate Student at dissertation stage or post-doctorate scholar (<5 years following PhD).
  • Available to attend SRL during June 2017

International Studies Research Lab (Click here for more details):

  • Current faculty or instructors at community colleges or minority-serving institutions
  • Available to attend SRL during July 16-29, 2017

Other SRL Programs

History and Culture Discussion Group

The Discussion Group on History and Culture offers Summer Research Lab participants an opportunity to discuss their work in a very informal setting, whether the project is at the beginning stages or closer to completion. All topics and time periods are welcome.

This summer’s group will meet June 13-16 at a location TBD. All participants are welcome to attend, speak about their research projects, and even present a paper.

For more information, please contact Ann Kleimola at