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.

Spring 2015 CEERES Newsletter

The Spring 2015 CEERES newsletter is now available online on our News & Media page under "Newsletter" or here

Yaroslav Gorbachov Featured in Tableau

Yaroslav Gorbachov was one of three Linguistic Department faculty featured in an article in the Humanities Division magazine Tableau.

New book by Susanne Wengle on Post-Soviet Power

Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization by Susanne A.

Obituary for Norman W. Ingham, Emeritus Professor of Russian Literature

Dr. Norman W. Ingham, 80, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Orchard Valley of Wilbraham. 

"Norm truly believed that education was the key to one's success. He once said about the importance of language study in education: "A person can't be considered truly educated who hasn't mastered at least one language other than his or her own native language." He was fluent in Polish, Russian, Czech, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Old Church Slavonic, and Greek."

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. 

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