Tolstoy Commons Blog

The Tolstoy Commons, a companion blog for the Tolstoy Studies Journal has been created.



ARIT Fellowships 2018-2019

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2018-2019 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada:


Visiting Research Specialist Position, Slavic Reference Service, University of Illinois

Visiting Research Specialist, Slavic Reference Service, International and Area Studies Library
Academic Professional Position
University Library
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign


Free Books at Regenstein Library

Regenstein 260
8:00am-3:00pm daily
October – December 2017

Over the past few years the Regenstein has accumulated a great many Slavic, East European and Central Asian duplicates.  The library is offering them for free on a first-come, first-served basis.


The books cover almost all of the regions which CEERES encompasses:

Sheila Fitzpatrick Book Launch - "Mischka's War"

Sheila Fitzpatrick's Book Launch for Mischka's War - A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York

Tuesday, November 14, 6pm

Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Distinguished Speakers Series: Anne Applebaum - "Red Famine" Book Signing

Anne Applebaum - "Red Famine" Book Signing

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 7 pm
Admission: $15


Anne Applebaum, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is speaking at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art on October 18th, at 7pm.


Russian Instructor at Middlebury Language School

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian announces an opening for a temporary Instructor of Russian. The position is available during the summer 2018 session, located on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. Our unique program combines a cultural immersion environment with rigorous daily classroom instruction.

David Perlov’s "Memories of the Eichmann Trial" Film Screening

Film Studies Center, Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, and Yad Vashem present:

David Perlov’s Memories of the Eichmann Trial
Welcome by Ron B. Meier, introduced by Yael Perlov
Panel discussion featuring Leora Auslander, Na’ama Rokem, Joel Snyder, and Noa Steimatsky
Thu, Oct 26, 7pm, 
Free admission


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