Research and language funding through American Councils

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) is delighted to announce the resumption of Title VIII funding for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct research or advanced language study in Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Southeast Europe.


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary area of specialization in Russian and German Cinema Studies and a secondary area of expertise in Russian and German Literature and Culture.

4th Annual Global Health Symposium—call for abstracts, photography exhibition

University of Chicago’s Center for Global Health (CGH) invites submissions of abstracts for the 4th Annual Global Health Symposium taking place on November 3, 2015 during Global Health Week 2015. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations.

The Great Departure: Mass Emigration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

Public Lecture by Uchicago Professor Tara Zahra

The Great Departure: Mass Emigration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

Instructor: Tara Zahra, Professor of East European History, the University of Chicago; 2014 MacArthur Fellow


October 18, 2015
1-3 pm



Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602


Refugee and immigrant artisans crafting workshop

Join artisans from Chicago's refugee and immigrant communities to explore craft's role in women's resilience.


Featured Artist: Kulsum Ameji
Craft(ing) Culture(s): Catharsis, Renewal & ReImagination


October 3, 1-5pm: Knitting (South Asian and Bosnian)
Hamdard Center
1542 W. Devon Ave.


Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago-Belgrade Sister City Relationship

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago-Belgrade Sister City Relationship


Join the Belgrade Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Belgrade under the beauty of the Tiffany Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. Enjoy the tastes and sounds of Serbia through food and entertainment as the strong bond between the two cities is celebrated.


October 26, 2015, from 6-9:00pm

Persian Circle, October 6

Persian Circle (Anjoman-e Sokhan-e Farsi) will start next week, Tuesday, October 6, with a talk by Alexandra Hoffmann of NELC.


CFP: 21st Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities

The ASN Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism and Migration/Diasporas.

Launch of online journal APPARATUS

The editorial team of the international research journal APPARATUS is pleased to announce its launch and the release of its first issue.


APPARATUS is a peer-reviewed online journal focused on film, media and digital cultures in Central and Eastern Europe. The main aim of the editorial team is to keep abreast with the practice of the leading international research periodicals.



2016 Annual SOYUZ Symposium

Friday, March 11, 2016 to Saturday, March 12, 2016

Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right?

March 11-12, 2016

Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

University of Chicago



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