Following University of Illinois guidance on COVID-19, REEEC will be suspending all our public programming and events for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. We look forward to rescheduling these events when we are able. For more information and resources, please see https://covid19.illinois.edu/ and https://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-update-upcoming-travel

Publicly Available Online Curriculum from REEEC
Looking for activities for children who are home from school? Learn about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia! REEEC has publicly available curriculum on our region for students ranging from pre-school age to high school: https://reeec.illinois.edu/resources/k-16-educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/

COVID-19 Updates and Summer Language Programs
We are currently monitoring the status of the institutions that we partner with for summer foreign language study and will provide updates as soon as they are available. For more information on specific language programs, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/academics/flas-fellowships/ 

POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: Illinois Global Institute Career Day
Informational Interviews will now take place virtually and we have extended registration for them to Tuesday, March 24 at 5 PM: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8273117
March 27, 405 Illini Union
Register at https://igi.illinois.edu/career-day

Current and recent graduate students are invited to a career diversity day focusing on using foreign language, area studies, and thematic studies in the job market. Come learn how to identify and better communicate your skills, hear former graduate students discuss their current positions and paths from graduate study to employment, connect with alumni through informational interviews, and engage with peers, colleagues, alumni, and staff at the networking reception!

Spring 2020 – Select Courses in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

New Curriculum and Resources

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

Additional  Announcements



REEEC 2019 Spring Reception
REEEC 2019 Spring Reception
REEEC 2019 Spring Reception
REEEC 2019 Spring Reception. Carol Leff presenting the winner of the Yaro Skalnik Prize, Sydney Lazarus
REEEC 2019 Spring Reception
Brooklyn-Babylon 2.23.2019
Julia Alekseyeva presenting her book at Youth Literature Festival
Youth Literature Festival
OzdinART: A New Form of EBRU (Turkish Art of Marbling)
OzdinART: A New Form of EBRU (Turkish Art of Marbling)
Slavic Story Time at the Urbana Free Library
Slavic Story Time
Slavic Story Time
Thornton Miller. Noontime Scholars Lecture “Agency and Access: The Soviet Performance of British Contemporary Music during the Early Cold War”
Gabrielle Cornish. Noontime Scholars Lecture “Sounds Like Lenin: Noise and the Problems of Socialist Modernity”
Rosina Neginsky. Noontime Scholars Lecture Philosophy of Birth of Images in Mikhail Vrubel’s Works”
Matthew Klopfenstein. Noontime Scholars Lecture “Public Life through Public Death: Civic Activism, Media Spectacle, and Contested Spaces in the Funeral of Vera Komissarzhevskaia”
Stefan Paychev. Noontime Scholars Lecture “The Nature of the Ottoman City: Water, Space, and Place in Sofia, 1380s-1910s”
Alexander Markovic. Noontime Scholars Lecture “Performing Power: Romani Music and Affective Labor in Postsocialist Vranje, Serbia”
Robert Orttung. New Directions Lecture Lecture “Promoting Sustainability in Russia’s Arctic Circles”
Anna Ohanyan. New Directions Lecture “Lenin’s Revenge: Regional Fracture and Security (Dis)Order in Post-Communist Eurasia”
Lyudmila Parts. New Directions Lecture “‘Geography of the Russian Soul’: The Provinces and Post-Soviet Nationalism”
Jessie Labov. Joint Area Centers Lecture “The Politicization of Discipline in Central and Southeastern Europe: Humanities under Siege”