Welcome to the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

The University of Chicago has been providing instruction in disciplines of the CEERES region continuously since 1903, when courses in Russian language and area studies first began. The center now known as CEERES has been in existence since 1965, and it continues to coordinate instruction and facilitate research about Russia/Eurasia and Eastern/Central Europe, including the Baltic States, Balkans, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Tara Zahra named MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation today named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future.

New Project: People and Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture

In conjunction with the Neurbauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Tara Zahra and Leora Auslander will launch a new project in the academic year 2014-2014 entitled, People and Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture.  Their project explores the relationship between people and things in motion in order to shed light on both the dynamics of migration and the historical transformation of material culture.

Christopher Heuer at the Smart Museum Lecture Series

Christopher Heuer will kick off the 2014 Smart Museum Lecture Series on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Cochrane-Woods Art Center 157. Christopher Heuer, Princeton University, specializes in early modern European art and theory, with an emphasis upon Northern painting, architecture, and print culture. He is currently working on a book examining German art and kinesis, and a second about Renaissance icebergs.

The Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference in Chicago

 Loyola's Polish Studies Program will host an international conference on genocide and responsibility September 19-21, 2014. The Conference is sponsored by Loyola's Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, along with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. Join participants from the US, Canada, Poland, Great Britain, and Italy in a full program of presentations, food, cultural events and a concert on September 20.

ASEEES Honors Victor A. Friedman

The 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award, which honors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field through scholarship, training, and service to the profession, is presented to Victor A. Friedman, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

Summer 2014 Newsletter

The Summer 2014 Newsletter is now available on our Media page

Andrew Kaufman ~ Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 5:30 PM
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Phone: 773.752.4381

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