Announcing the CEERES of Voices Event Series

CEERES, pronounced /ˈsirēz/, is the acronym for the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. Together with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we are delighted to announce the launch of the CEERES of Voices Event Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Eurasia, and the Caucasus. The books being discussed are identified in a various ways: through publishers’ contacts with the bookstore or through faculty requests to CEERES to host the author. Although we have collaborated on several activities already this academic year, it is only starting in January 2017 that our collaborations will fall under this new umbrella and be part of a named event series. There are four events currently scheduled for winter and spring 2017:


·         January 12: Domnica Radulascu (Washington and Lee University) discussing her book, Country of Red Azaleas;

·         February 17: Max Bergholz (Concordia University), discussing his book, Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

·         April 10: Czech author Martin Vopenka discussing his book, The Fifth Dimension

·         April 29: Ukrainian Poetry Reading with Serhiy Zhadan


Events will take place throughout the academic year at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. As with all events hosted by the bookstore, registration is not required; all interested parties are welcome. Buying books to have signed by the author is encouraged, and browsing the Seminary Co-op’s extensive collections is a wonderful bonus.


For updates and information on individual events in this series please see:


To join the CEERES email list and learn about upcoming events, including this author series, please email


We look forward to meeting you at future events, starting with Domnica Radulescu on January 12, 2017.