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.

Regenstein News: New Databases and Trial Subscription for Streaming Documentary Films

Access to two new databases:

·         Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive (1929-2014) http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/litgazeta

·        Dostoevskii: Materialy i issledovaniia  20v.

The Maroon Interview with David Satter

Journalist banned from Russia talks career at I-House event

“I CANNOT GO BACK TO RUSSIA, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING. BUT I’VE BEEN PERSONA NON GRATA BEFORE.… I BELIEVE I WILL GO BACK.”

Malynne Sternstein named Faculty Director of MAPH

Malynne Sternstein, Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the College, will serve as the next Faculty Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) effective 1 July 2015.

Faith Hillis on "Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective"

Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Chicago, was a recent guest on Sean's Russia Blog where she discussed her recent article “

Marta Ptaszynska to serve as artistic director of Contempo

Award-winning composer Marta Ptaszynska will succeed Shulamit Ran as the artistic director of Contempo, the University of Chicago’s renowned contemporary music collective. 

CEERES, Area Centers in the UChicago News

Check out the Fall 2014 CEERES Newsletter

The CEERES Fall 2014 Newsletter is now available online here and archived on the News & Media/Newsletter page.  Get the latest news from faculty, students, and associate members and check out the exciting upcoming events for 2015!

Victor Friedman and Lenore Grenoble named distinguished service professors

Victor A. Friedman, PhD’75, a linguist working on languages of the Balkans and Caucasus, has been named the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities. 

Lenore Grenoble, an expert on Slavic linguistics and language contact and attrition, has been named the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics and the College.

Yaroslav Gorbachov on the World in Words

 Yaroslav Gorbachov, Professor of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Chicago, interviewed on the debate over the Russian letter ё on the World in Words

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