ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) in conjunction with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center’s (REEEC) Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the 2022 Teaching the South Caucasus workshop, a five-day forum focusing on curricular development for post-secondary educators, with a priority given to community college and minority serving institutions (CC/MSI).

In a five-day workshop participants will engage with topics on the history, societies, politics, environment, and culture of the South Caucasus; take part in pedagogical activities; conduct research at the University of Illinois’ world-renowned library; and workshop individual and group projects. Participants will work with scholars specializing in the South Caucasus who will give lectures, lead discussions, and provide feedback on participants’ projects. The workshop will also include a session with a UIUC librarian, three nightly films, one from each South Caucasian country, as well as a presentation from a regional film scholar.

Selected participants’ transportation and lodging costs, as well as meals and incidentals (per diem), are covered in the program, within federal and ARISC travel guidelines and budgeting. During the workshop the COVID safety protocols set by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be in effect.

Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022

See the full call and application requirements on our website


Co-sponsored by ARISC and REEEC; supported with a grant from the US Department of Education Title VI AORC and NRC programs and the Ralph and Ruth Fisher endowment at REEEC.