Recent and Upcoming Conferences

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

Save the Date: In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941, University of Chicago, February 26-27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016

In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941

University of Chicago

February 26-27, 2016


Keynote Addresses by Adeeb Khalid (History, Carleton College) and Nergis Ertürk (Comparative Literature, Penn State)


The State and Its Past: Consolidating National Identities Through History, Archaeology, and Politics

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The idea of this one-day conference arises from the convergence of interests in the fields of history and anthropology with respect to national heritage. The conference hosts scholars and graduate students currently researching national heritage and archaeology, as a lens to understanding modern applications of the ancient past in Italy (Magna Graecia, Sicily, Rome, Pre-Roman) and Greece. This colloquium is open to the community, and we welcome our academic colleagues to join our round table discussion at the end of the conference.