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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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Next weekend, please join CEERES for “Balkan Rhythms!” Join the folk dance ensemble Balkanski Igri for a lecture, performance, dance workshop and exhibit on Sunday, March 26 at 12pm.

Location: Ida Noyes Third floor theater, 1212 E. 59th Street.

This event is free and open to the public and is a great family activity!


The Russian war in Ukraine has had innumerable impacts, from personal to political, local, national, and global. One of the many sea changes wrought by the war has been the reckoning within East European & Eurasian Studies over the outsized role Russia has played and continues to play in the field and what could and should be done about it. T

For further information on the sessions and the bios of all speakers, please follow the registration links for each session.

Panel VI. The Future of SEEES Expertise: How Can We Anticipate Tomorrow’s Differences?

Friday, March 31, 12:00-1:30 pm (EST)

University Events

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop is looking forward to seeing you all for our first workshop session of Spring Quarter. We will be discussing Tahel Goldsmith's dissertation chapter “Preserved for Eternity”: Defining Authenticity and Struggling for It, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 1947-1964. Elena Hoffenberg will serve as discussant.

Please join us next Thursday, March 23rd, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Location: Harper 145.

Please join the Chicago Project on Security and Threats for former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as the 3rd Hagel Lecturer at the University of Chicago on “Ukraine, Russia, and the Future of the Liberal Order.” With Russia’s impending ground offensive and China potentially arming Russia, Ukraine is at the center of world politics and American national security strategy. 

When: Friday, March 24, 2023 
Time: 5pm-7pm (doors open 4:30) 
Where: Friedman Hall, Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago 

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, however, and registration is required.  
Register for the event via Eventbrite here

Local Events

Anders Zanichkowsky is an artist, weaver, and the owner of Burial Blankets. Part of the group show "Aesthetics of Loss" (February 18 - April 16) "for G" is a memorial for their first love, made of handwoven cloth and an audio piece created from cell phone recordings addressing him in death as a way to mourn.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art 2320 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • To register, RSVP here.

Fellowships and Funding

CISSR 23-24 Graduate Fellowships

Calls for proposals
The Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Award supports MA and PhD students in the Social Sciences Division who are conducting global, international, and/or transnational research in any branch of the social sciences. 

The CISSR Dissertation Completion Grant provides funding and office space for doctoral students in the final year of the dissertation.

Apply at the UChicago InfoReady portal with number #1892543 by March 31, 2023 at 11:59 (CT)

Job Postings

CFPs and Conferences

The symposium will bring together Russian language program directors, Slavic department chairs and graduate program Directors to discuss the current state of the field of preparing graduate teaching fellows. Participants will discuss curricular and programmatic challenges and outline possible directions for supporting graduate students engaged in teaching the Russian language and culture across the United States. 

This face-to-face event is organized by the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. The symposium will take place at Harvard University campus on April 1st and 2nd, 2023. Remote participation is not possible. 

You can find more information and the registration form on this website