Online: June 22-23, 2020
In-Person: Summer 2021
Co-moderators: Andy Bruno (Northern Illinois University) and Pey-Yi Chu (Pomona College)
This workshop aims to foster multifaceted and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding concerns related to climate in Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia. We will discuss the interactions of climate and society historically and today, as well as what they mean for the future. Participants will investigate the implications of rapidly advancing climate change as well as historic climate fluctuations, disruptions, and perceptions for migration, disaster preparedness, water and food security, environmental justice, sustainability, development, species and habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, and other issues.
This workshop is a part of this year’s Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We welcome proposals from individuals working in various disciplines, including but not limited to: history, anthropology, literary and cultural studies, journalism, geography, sociology, environmental studies, and political science. To apply for the workshop, submit an application to join the SRL through the website indicated below. A box on this form will allow you to indicate your interest in one or more of our workshops (including this one). In your research proposal, please describe how your interests relate to the workshop and what sort of work you would like to share with the group. In order to receive a research stipend and travel assistance, you must attend the SRL for at least five days. For questions about the Summer Research Laboratory, funding, and information on other workshops, please see the main SRL page located here: https://reeec.illinois.edu/programming-and-events/summer-research-laboratory/
This workshop is 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).