VORL Events Calendar

2021 Virtual Open Research Laboratory (VORL) Master Calendar 

*All events are in US Central Time (CT) 

**Attendees will need to sign in through a Zoom account

***Events in bold font are VORL events; others are general REEEC and SRS programming. Please note that other events may be added. To view our online events calendar, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/ 

 

January 29, 11:00 AM: ​ VORL Orientation Session 
 
February 1, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
February 5, 12:00 PM: ​ Trivia Afternoon: The Nobel Prize in Literature (SRS) 
 
February 5, 1:00-2:30 PM: ​ ASEEES-Pitt Race in Focus Series: "New Directions in Research: Russian Literature in the 19th and 20th Centuries" 
 
February 8, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
February 9, 12:00-1:00 PM: ​ REEEC VORL Brown Bag Series: Emily Roche (Brown University), “The Uncultivated Garden: Architecture, Architects, and the State in Interwar Poland”​ 
 
February 10, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ Writing in REEES  

 
February 11, 12:00 PM: “Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Rule of Law in Europe” (to register, please contact Tabitha Cochran at tabithac@illinois.edu) 

February 12, 1:00-2:30 PM: ​ ASEEES-Pitt Race in Focus Series: "New Directions in Research: Indigenous Perspectives" 
 
February 15, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
February 16, 12:00-1:15 PM: ​ VORL Lightning Round (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

February 18, 12:00 PM: International Dissertation Research During the Pandemic: A Forum
 
February 18, 4:00 PM: ​ Critical Methods Series (CMS) Legal Studies Lecture: Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), “Europe’s New Democracy Deficit: Creeping Autocracy in Hungary and Poland”  
 
February 19, 1:00-2:30 PM: ​ ASEEES-Pitt Race in Focus Series: "Talking About Whiteness: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia" 
 
February 22, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
February 23, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC VORL Brown Bag Series: Lauren McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Citizen Oversight of the Legal System in Russia” 

February 24: 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ Teaching in REEES (Hosted by the Slavic Reference Service; please contact srscite@library.illinois.edu with any questions)
 
February 25, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: ​ 5th Annual SEEES Online Dissertation Research Workshop (Hosted by the Slavic Reference Service; please contact srscite@library.illinois.edu with any questions)
 
February 26, 1:00-2:30 PM: ​ ASEEES-Pitt Race in Focus Series: "#BLM: Reception in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia"
 
February 28, 2:00-2:45 PM: ​ Spurlock Sunday Family Program: An Eastern European International Women’s Day Celebration 
 
March 1, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
March 2, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Felix Cowan (University of Illinois), "Narratives of Backwardness and Modernization in the Late Imperial Russian Penny Press" 
 
March 4, 3:00-4:30 PM: ​ REEES Social Science Research Data Workshop (Hosted by the Slavic Reference Service; please contact srscite@library.illinois.edu with any questions)
 
March 8, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

March 8, 3:30-5:00 PM: International Women's Day Celebration 2021: "13 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories" 

March 9, 12:00-1:30 PM: Race, Human Rights, and Populism in Poland: A Symposium
 
March 9, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC VORL Brown Bag Series: Yelena Severina (UCLA), “Theater for the Revolution: Tableaux Vivants in Early Soviet Russia” 
 
March 11, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC VORL Brown Bag Series: Larisa Kurtovic (University of Ottawa), "A city on the water, without water: Politics of water infrastructures in postwar Sarajevo" 
 
March 15, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

March 16, 12:00-1:15 PM: ​ VORL Lightning Round (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information) 
 
March 18, 4:00 PM: REEEC New Directions Lecture: Holly Case (Brown University), "The Noblesse Oblige of Megalomania: The Hungarian History of an Idea" 
 
March 22, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)
 
March 23, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC-VORL Brown Bag Series: Evgeny Grishin, “From the Age of Correction to the Age of Schism: Religious Dissent and the Language of Exclusion in Early Modern Russia” 
 
March 29, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

April 1, 11:00 AM: REEEC Critical Methods Series in Legal Studies: Workshop with Forensic Architecture
 
April 5, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

 
April 6, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC-VORL Brown Bag Series: Alesia Sedziaka (Stetson University), ​ “​‘​I am Doing This for the Sake of Love’: Citizen Mobilization for Fair Elections in Belarus” 

April 6, 12:00 PM: JACS & iSEE Congress Lecture: Marcus King (George Washington University), "The Weaponization of Water in the Middle East and North Africa"

April 6, 5:00-6:00 PM: AsiaLENS: Finding Yingying (Virtual Screening + Online Filmmaker Discussion)

April 12, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

April 13, 3:00-5:30 PM: Illinois Global Institute - Humanities Research Institute “The Global and its Worlds”: “From Here” Film Screening and Q&A 
 
April 14, 12:00-1:15 PM: ​ VORL Lightning Round (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information) 
 

April 14, 12:00 PM: JACS & iSEE Congress Lecture: Book Talk with Catherine Coleman Flowers: "Waste: One Woman's Fight against America's Dirty Secret"

April 15, 10:00-11:00 AM: ​ REEES Policy Research Roundtable (Hosted by the Slavic Reference Service; please contact srscite@library.illinois.edu with any questions)
 
April 19, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information) 

 
April 20, 12:00 PM: ​ REEEC-VORL Brown Bag Series: Regine Spector (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “The Political Lives of Dying Seas” 

April 20, 12:00 PM: JACS & iSEE Congress Lecture/CAS MillerComm: Peter Gleick, "The Past, Present, and Future of Our Water"

April 23, 12:00 PM: JACS & iSEE Congress Lecture/CAS MillerComm: Joan Rose (Michigan State University), "From Polio to COVID: Environmental Virology at its Best"

April 25, 1:30 PM: Slavic Story Time with the Urbana Free Library 
 
April 26, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)

April 27, 12:00 PM: REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Saniya Ghanoui (University of Illinois) and Pavel Vasilyev (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg), "The Global Menstrual Movement During the Cold War and Beyond"
 
May 3, 3:00-4:00 PM: ​ VORL Monday Coffee (restricted to VORL Associates; please contact reeec-srl@illinois.edu for Zoom information)