Support for Central European University. Directors of Regional Centers and CEERES Faculty speak out



April 24, 2017


Dear European Parliament, European Commission and Government of Hungary:


We write to you as the Directors of Centers for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies across the United States, in Germany and in the United Kingdom.  As scholars and experts on the region, we forcefully protest the recent amendments to the Hungarian National Higher Education Act that pose an existential threat to the Central European University in Budapest. These actions threaten academic freedom across the region and in Europe as a whole.

Welcome to the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

The University of Chicago has been providing instruction in disciplines of the CEERES region continuously since 1903, when courses in Russian language and area studies first began. The center now known as CEERES has been in existence since 1965, and it continues to coordinate instruction and facilitate research about Russia/Eurasia and Eastern/Central Europe, including the Baltic States, Balkans, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

New Digitized Journals Available through the Regenstein

The Regenstein Library has just finalized some purchases of four digitized journals:


Krokodil Digital Archive  

Russkii Arkhiv Digital Archive

Kino-Zhurnal A.R.K. Digital Archive

Russkaia Literatura Digital Archive


They will be in the catalog soon, and more information on them will be posted here as it is received.

Call for Proposals: CEERES Graduate-Student Lectureship

Call for Proposals

CEERES Graduate-Student Lectureship


Poetry of Resistance in Russia Today available to watch!

Happy New Year from CEERES!

To celebrate, why not check out our most recent poetry event, Poetry of Resistance In Russia Today, featuring Pavel Arseniev and Kirill Medvedev? It was filmed by Chicago's local CAN TV, and is airing both on their cable channel and streaming from their website.

Airdates on television are as follows:

New Book edited by Dieter Stern, Motoki Nomachi (Hokkaido University, CEERES Associate) and Bojan Belić

Center for Digital Scholarship Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Digital Scholarship and Library colleagues will be offering a series of workshops focusing on academic copyright and data management issues this quarter at Regenstein Library. 

Week of October 15
Introduction to ORCID: October 15, 2-3pm, Regenstein Library 522, Presented by Stacie Williams
Introduction to ICPSR: October 17, 11am-12pm, Regenstein Library 523, Presented by Elizabeth Foster

The New School - University In Exile Consortium

The New School invites you to attend the launch of the New University in Exile Consortium - Thursday, September 6 2018

We are living at a time when scholars around the world are under attack, just as when the original University in Exile was established in 1933 to save academic victims of Nazism during World War II. In our own day, universities have once again been shuttered or destroyed; many scholars have been purged from their faculty positions; others seek safety from conflicts that have riven their countries.

Dr. Lenore Grenoble Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Dr. Lenore Grenoble

Congratulations to Dr. Lenore Grenoble on her being awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on endangered languages!

Grenoble has been studying language endangerment for the last 20 years, specializing in Slavic and Arctic Indigenous languages. In 2017, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2018-19 FLAS Fellowships: Deadline & Information Sessions

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 2018-19
Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5pm CT
Apply online now!


Upcoming Information Sessions:

There is a writing workshop being offered by UChicago GRAD.
Register for the workshop via GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events>Workshops)



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