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About the CEERES eBulletin

The eBulletin is a weekly publication from the Center for Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago for those interested in a range of opportunities and events related to our areas of study. You can sign up for the eBulletin here or by emailing us here. If you have an event or opportunity you would like to see included in our eBulletin please submit it here.  

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Please join CEERES for an in-person discussion with author Alex Popov about his new novel, Mission Turan.

Thursday, December 1 at 11 AM
Pick Hall Room 118
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago IL, 60617

University Events

The Literature and Philosophy Workshop is pleased to announce our Autumn 2022 schedule. With one exception listed below, discussions will normally take place on Thursdays at 5pm. Please note that we typically meet in Foster 305, but dates marked with an asterisk (*) will take place in the Social Sciences Tea Room (Room 201 in the Social Sciences Research Building, next to Foster Hall).


Please keep an eye out for schedule updates and workshop papers posted to our website. To receive news immediately, we invite you to join our mailing list here. And please reach out to David Hernandez (davidahb@uchicago.edu) or Jimmy White (jjwhite@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

December 1

"Heidegger, Rilke, and Historical Crises"

David Kretz, PhD Candidate, Joint Program in Social Thought and Germanic Studies

Respondent: Margareta Ingrid Christian, Assistant Professor in Germanic Studies

Fellowships and Funding

CISSR is pleased to share the Call for Proposals for our 2023-24 Faculty Research Fellowship. Feel free to circulate this CFP and share it with your mailing lists.  

  • Submit applications at Infoready: 1885005 – due by the end of day on December 1st, 2022

 Please see attached for a PDF with more information and read our website for complete application details. Also, please refer to our guide to applying for more information. For questions, contact Alexis Puzon at apuzon@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-7721.

ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-23

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of graduate/postdoctoral fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia). During their stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored public presentation on a subject related to their research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship. Funding for this fellowship is provided by ARISC General Funds.

DeadlineFriday, December 9, 2022

Apply here: https://arisc.org/arisc-graduate-postdoctoral-fellowship-2022-23/

Job Postings

Research Assistant, Ukraine and Russia

The Research Assistant will monitor the Ukrainian information environment. They will work with the DFRLab’s global research team and Atlantic Council experts and will partner with local media outlets to achieve project goals. They will also help build and manage a network of international and local partners to coordinate research activities and conduct trainings on research methods to foster digital resilience throughout the region.

Apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=34675&clientkey=1B8B05965A36F1ED6E136AA0A0907656&source=LI%C2%A0%C2%A0

Academic Opportunities

Eastern European Studies
Dissertation Incubator
a five part virtual workshop organized and hosted
by the Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University
weeks of 2/20; 2/27; 3/6; 3/13; and 3/20, 2023

We invite everyone interested to apply for the 2023-24 Startalk Institute on Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian based at the Middlebury College School of Russian. This year-long cost-free program offers intensive training in proficiency-oriented teaching of adult learners (high school and post-secondary) that is grounded in second language acquisition theory and evidence-based teaching practices. The program comprises three modules totaling 128 instructional hours: 

CFPs and Conferences

CfP: Epidemics and Contagion in Slavic and East European Studies

Hamilton College
March 3-4, 2023
Clinton, NY

The working group “Medical Humanities in Slavic and East European Studies” at Hamilton College, Yale University, and Brown University invites proposals for papers at a symposium hosted by Hamilton College on March 3-4, 2023.