News Archive

Yaroslav Gorbachov on the World in Words

 Yaroslav Gorbachov, Professor of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Chicago, interviewed on the debate over the Russian letter ё on the World in Words

Michael Khodarkovsky in the NY Times

Historian Michael Khodarkovsky's (Loyola University) piece, Glory to the 'Russian World' was published in the NY Times opinion pages on October 13th.

Rescuing Endangered Languages - Lenore Grenoble in the UChicago News

Lenore Grenoble (Linguistics) will give the Keynote address entitled "Languages in Danger: Why Shoudl we Care" at Humanities Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Read more about her work and endagered languages in UChicago news.

Tara Zahra named MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation today named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future.

Christopher Heuer at the Smart Museum Lecture Series

Christopher Heuer will kick off the 2014 Smart Museum Lecture Series on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Cochrane-Woods Art Center 157. Christopher Heuer, Princeton University, specializes in early modern European art and theory, with an emphasis upon Northern painting, architecture, and print culture. He is currently working on a book examining German art and kinesis, and a second about Renaissance icebergs.

The Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference in Chicago

 Loyola's Polish Studies Program will host an international conference on genocide and responsibility September 19-21, 2014. The Conference is sponsored by Loyola's Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, along with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. Join participants from the US, Canada, Poland, Great Britain, and Italy in a full program of presentations, food, cultural events and a concert on September 20.

Nickell on Sochi Sanatoriums in the Washington Post

Assistant Professor William Nickell (Slavic) was recently interviewed for a Washington Post article on the history and contemporary state of sanatoriums in Sochi, Russia—site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The article highlights one of Nickell's current projects, a digital map of Sochi sanatoriums.

Farris Wins AWSS Outstanding Achievement Award

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies has announced that UChicago Slavic librarian, June Pachuta Farris, is the winner of its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2012.


Zahra Awarded AHA's 2012 Beer Prize

The AHA has awarded Tara Zahra the 2012 Beer Book Prize.  The George Louis Beer Prize is offered in recognition of outstanding historical writing on any phase of European international history since 1895.  Awarded annually since its inception in 1923, this prize was established in accordance with the terms of a bequest by George Louis Beer (1872 - 1920), a historian of the British colonial system before 1765.

Zahra Wins Radomir Luza Book Prize

The American Friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance has named Tara Zahra's book The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe´s Families after World War II as co-winner of this year´s Radomir Luza prize. The official announcement will be made during the Austrian Cultural Forum reception of the German Studies Association Conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Professor Zahra is the first winner of the newly created annual prize.