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.

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

Michael Khodarkovsky in the NY Times

Historian Michael Khodarkovsky's (Loyola University) piece, Glory to the 'Russian World' was published in the NY Times opinion pages on October 13th.

Rescuing Endangered Languages - Lenore Grenoble in the UChicago News

Lenore Grenoble (Linguistics) will give the Keynote address entitled "Languages in Danger: Why Shoudl we Care" at Humanities Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Read more about her work and endagered languages in UChicago news.

CEERES Awarded NRC and FLAS Title VI Funding 2014-2018

CEERES announces that our proposal to the U.S. Department of Education for continued Title VI funding as a National Resource Center and for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for 2014-18 was successful! We are delighted to be able to continue to support courses and programming focused on CEERES languages and cultures for the next four years. Now the real work begins!

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