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.

Journey to the Edge of the Olympics

A travelogue by Ian Bateson on a visit to Abkhazia, "located spitting distance from the site of the multi-billion dollar Sochi Olympics though none of its athletes will be allowed to compete there and the border will essentially be closed during the games."

Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia

This will be a presentation on January 23rd by Elsie Dunin, Professor Emerita of Dance Ethnology at UCLA from 4:30 to 6:15. It will take place in Room 802 in the Logan Arts Center.

Jackson Wins Graham Foundation Fine Arts Grant

Congratutlations to Matthew Jesse Jackson (Departments of Visual Art and Art History), who has been named a recipient of The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts 2013 Grant to Individuals. The grant will fund a collaborative project entitled "Our Literal Speed." For more about this project please visit the following link: 



Congratulations to our 2013-2014 FLAS recipients

Summer FLAS recipients

Alison Davis (Divinity) Czech, Eric Phillips (History) Czech, Giovanni Ricci (Anthro) Czech, Cheryl Stephenson (Slavic) Czech, Claire Roosien (NELC) Turkish, Monica Feliz (Comp Lit) Russian

Congratulations to our new Slavic PhDs

Five students defended their dissertations this year in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Those students with their dissertation titles are:

Raikhel Wins Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Eugene Raikhel (Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development) was honored this year with a faculty award for excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring. Raikhel will be recognized, along with other recipients of this year's teaching awards, at a ceremony on June 15.

Nickell on Sochi Sanatoriums in the Washington Post

Assistant Professor William Nickell (Slavic) was recently interviewed for a Washington Post article on the history and contemporary state of sanatoriums in Sochi, Russia—site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The article highlights one of Nickell's current projects, a digital map of Sochi sanatoriums.


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