Events 2015-2016

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29th – Pearls of the Czech New Wave; Starting at 4pm

Logan Center Screening Room

915 E. 60th St.

Chicago IL 60637

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)


Art Exhibit: Waiting for Mother Russia – In Two Acts

Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Saturday, March 26, 2016

Waiting for Mother Russia – In Two Acts, a series of photographs taken in Ukraine over the past several years during recent clashes with Russian loyalists by photographer Wil Sands. 

Wil Sands Presents: Waiting for Mother Russia: Ukraine's Frozen War

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm

International House, Assembly Hall 

1414 East 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637


Documentary and Ideology: Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Social Science Research Building,

Room 122

1126 E. 59th Street

Chicago, IL 

A round table featuring: William Nickell, Faith Hillis, Elenora Gilburd, and Robert Bird.


This is event is sponsored by CEERES, Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Departments of History and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact CEERES in advance of the program at 773-702-0866.


Happy New Year, Happy New CEERES

Thursday, January 7, 2016

1155 East 60th Street

Rooms 301A, 301B, 306, 307, 308


CEERES has undergone a number of changes in the last year. We have a new Director, a new Outreach Coordinator, and a relatively new location that many of you have not yet visited. 

TEACHER PROGRAM: Making Connections for Students to STEAM Education

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oriental Institute external link

1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL

Open House Chicago

Saturday, October 17, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 17-18, 2015
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 

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.

Little Voices from Fukushima

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A screening and discussion with director Hitomi Kamanaka

Wednesday, October 7, 7-10 p.m.
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street, Joseph Regenstein Library S-102
Chicago, IL 60637

The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Refreshments served.

The post-Chernobyl present: Fukushima’s future?

Russian on the Brink? (Europe on Alert)

Monday, October 5, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Forum
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Roundtable participants:
Robert Bird (Slavic Languages & Literatures and CMS, University of Chicago)

Georgi Gospodinov Reading, "The Physics of Sorrow"

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov will read from his "quirky, compulsively readable" (New York Times) novel "The Physics of Sorrow", with Angelina Ilieva (University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures) 

September 17, 2015 at 6pm

The Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637