Events 2018-2019

CEERES of Voices: Ellen Cassedy - "On the Landing"

Thursday, May 2, 2019

On May 2, 2019, please Join CEERES for a conversation with Ellen Cassedy, translator of Yenta Mash's "On the Landing."


4/19 Twenty Second Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Friday, April 19, 2019

Twenty Second Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop*
University of Chicago, April 19, 2019
Classics, Room 110, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Chair: Valentina Pichugin (University of Chicago)


9:30-10:00 Coffee


10:00–10:30 Gail Lenhoff (UCLA)
“Petr, Tsarevich of the Horde: Chingissid Saint or Economic Migrant?”

10:30-11:00 Ann Kleimola (University of Nebraska)
“Rodoslovnye Rospisi from the late 17th century (in memory of Norman Ingham)”


4/11 Panel Discussion on the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 6:30pm
International House, 1414 E 59th Street


CEERES of Voices: Noemi Marin and Octavian Gabor

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

On Tuesday, April 9, join CEERES for a conversation with authors Noemi Marin and Octavian Gabor, who will discuss their new books, Aerul departarii and Pray for Brother Alexander.

Seminary Co-Op
5751 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637

4/10 film screening: Traces in the Snow

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

On April 10, 2019, join CEERES for a film screening of "Traces in the Snow," a feature length documentary on Siberia’s punk scene in the 1980’s.

4/5 Lecture: Guido Hausmann on "The Legacies of Brest-Litovsk 1918"

Friday, April 5, 2019

On April 5, join CEERES for a lecture and discussion with Professor Guido Hausmann of the University of Regensburg on the Brest-Litovsk treaty of 1918.

Friday, April 5, 4:30pm
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
1101 East 58th Street

CEERES of Voices: Victoria Smolkin - "A Sacred Space Is Never Empty"

Monday, April 8, 2019

On April 8, 2019, please Join CEERES for a conversation with author Victoria Smolkin about her new book, A Sacred Space is Never Empty.

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used
a variety of tools--from education to propaganda to terror—to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even with its
monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society.

CEERES of Voices: Katherine Verdery - "My Life as a Spy"

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15 at 6pm
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637

Join CEERES for a conversation with author Katherine Verdery about her new book, My Life as a Spy.

CEERES of Voices: Alaina Lemon - "Technologies for Intuition"

Friday, March 8, 2019

On March 8, CEERES of Voices welcomes Alaina Lemon to talk about her book Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. Persons with disabilities should contact the bookstore in advance of the program at 773.752.4381. This event is free and open to the public.



3/10/19: Balkan Rhythms - Lecture, Performance, Workshop and Exhibit by Folk Dance Ensemble Balkanski Igri

Save the date for Balkan Rhythms next month! Join the folk dance ensemble Balkanski Igri for a lecture, performance, dance workshop and exhibit on Sunday, March 10 at 1:30 pm! Location: Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637. This event is free and open to the public. PErsons with disabilities who require assistance should contact 773.834.0858.