Past Conferences

2015 Interdisciplinary Forum in Slavic Studies

Saturday, April 11, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present the 2015 Interdisciplinary Forum oin Slavic Studies, a joint meeting of the 34th Annual Slavc Forum and the 5th Slavic Graduate Student Association Conference.


Does Human Rights Have a History?

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015

Presented by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in honor of Professor Michael Geyer’s retirement in 2015, this conference will explore how we write the history of human rights. For more information, visit the PFCHR conference website


Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2015
Location: Regenstein Library Room 122 [map]
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Language in Daghestan Conference

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

Franke Institute for the Humanities
University of Chicago
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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19th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 25 – 27, 2014

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


Sixteenth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Friday, April 19, 2013

9:30am – 2:30pm
Foster Hall, Room 505

Time, Space and Narrative: A Workshop on Digital Mapping and its Objectives

Saturday, April 6, 2013

9:30am - 5:00pm
Cobb 201

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: the Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gordon Center for Integrative Science
927 East 57th Street

International House, Home Room
1414 East 59th Street

Translations, Translators, and Converts: Transmission of Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Lands

Friday, March 1, 2013 to Saturday, March 2, 2013

Classics Building
110 East 59th Street
Room 116

The Russian Kurosawa

Friday, May 10, 2013 to Sunday, May 12, 2013

Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
Screening Room 201

This event introduces Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic adaptations of Russian literature through a series of screenings - "The Idiot" (1951), "Ikiru" (1952), "The Lower Depths" (1957), and "Dersu Uzala" (1975).

Agitation!: A Symposium

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14 from 9am-6:30pm at the Smart Museum of Art


Join leading scholars for a daylong public symposium that examines art and political agitation.


Slavic Forum 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stevanovich Center
Room 112
5727 South University Avenue

Slavic Forum 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cobb 201
5811 South Ellis

Bruno Schulz, 1892-1942: Interdisciplinary Reassessments

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Social Sciences Lounge Room, 2nd Floor
1126 East 59th Street

Scale Models: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, November 2, 2012 to Saturday, November 3, 2012

Logan Center 501
The University of Chicago
McCormick Tribune Center Forum
1870 Campus Drive
Northwestern University

Rethinking Crossroads: Macedonia in Global Context

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The social scientific and humanistic research that emerged from and about Macedonia following its independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as was the case for other countries in Southeastern Europe, tended to focus on two major themes: the processes that came to be collectively glossed by the term "transition", and the causes, consequences, and representations of the tensions, violence and wars that spread across the region during Yugoslavia's dissolution.

Siberian Thaw: Climate Change and Social Change in Siberia

Friday, May 9, 2008 to Saturday, May 10, 2008

This workshop brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines (anthropology, linguistics, musicology and environmental science) to explore the interrelations between culture, language and environment in Siberia and to investigate ways for the academic community to respond to the accelerating pace of change.


Islam, Modernity, and Eurasia

Friday, October 3, 2008 to Saturday, October 4, 2008

Critical Spaces of Hope: Locating Postsocialism and the Future in post-Yugoslav Anthropology

Friday, October 24, 2008 to Saturday, October 25, 2008

Critical Spaces of Hope: Locating Postsocialism and the Future in post-Yugoslav Anthropology aims to deprovincialize the anthropology of the former Yugoslavia by putting it in long overdue conversation with the study of postsocialism. It does so by bringing together an international group of junior anthropologists engaged in ongoing post-Yugoslav field research and senior anthropologists known for their work on postsocialist transformation.

Albanian Linguistics Workshop

Listen to recorded lectures from this conference here.


The Albanian Linguistics Workshop was the inspiration of Dr. Kelly Maynard, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures who taught Structure of Albanian during winter quarter. 2009. She saw this as an opportunity to introduce what might be the next generation of Albanian linguists to some established scholars in the field.