Past Conferences

Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.)


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)


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

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.

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.


9th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies

Thursday, November 12, 2015 to Saturday, November 14, 2015





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.