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 still accepting applications for the Open Research Laboratory. Applications for the Summer Research Laboratory are still open with the funding deadline extended to March 31, 2018. For more information, please see the ORL website and the SRL website.
Joint Area Centers Symposium: “A Century of Revolutions: Past and Futures of Radical Transformations”: March 29-30, Levis Faculty Center
Keynote Address on March 29: Tariq Ali (Writer, Filmmaker, Editor of New Left Review), 210 Levis Faculty Center
Symposium on March 30: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Music Room of Levis Faculty Center
At the end of the Cold War, the notion of revolution seemed to have been placed among the relics of history. Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history” and Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” emerged as bold, alternative frameworks to imagine the course of history after the age of political revolutions had come to an end. Then, the so called Arab Springs and the re-emergence of radical narratives of transformation, from Ukraine to Venezuela, have forced intellectuals and politicians to reconsider the actuality and the meaning of revolutions in the age of globalization. As part of the year-long initiatives to discuss the history and the legacy of the Russian Revolution of 1917, this year’s Joint Area Centers Symposium will reflect on today’s legacy and significance of the concept of revolution.
Call for Applications: The Eurasian Migration System: A Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers
The Eurasian Migration System is one of the most active global migration networks, including registered and unregistered labor migrants, recognized and unrecognized displaced populations, and victims of trafficking. On June 11-15, 2018, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers interested in the many questions surrounding this region in motion. We encourage early career and experienced scholars to apply to join us for this Workshop, made possible by funding from the Department of State’s Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).
Call for Applications: Ralph T. Fisher Workshop: The Caucasus and Central Asia in Conversation: The Importance of Stories and Archives from the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periphery
The Caucasus and Central Asia have often been understood through the lens of the Russian center, in terms of the categories that emerged from Moscow and St. Petersburg, and through the centralized archives and libraries that many scholars have used to study these regions. This workshop explores what can be gained—conceptually and methodologically—by centering the archives and stories from these regions. How can we transcend a history of the Caucasus and Central Asia that has defined these regions primarily in terms of their relationship with the Russian center? How do we create such histories without overemphasizing the centrality of the nation as a category of analysis? How can we write transnational and local histories that go beyond both the nation and the binary of center and periphery?
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.
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!
New Curriculum and Resources
For K-16 Educators, check out our online materials – we are constantly adding new resources!
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