Announcing Garden Conversations – A brownbag lunch series on Czech Culture

One of the founding aims of The Masaryk Club was to bring different aspects of Czechoslovak culture to the University of Chicago community. It is in this spirit that The Masaryk Club, in cooperation with The Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, and the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, is pleased to announce the launch of Garden Conversations – a monthly brownbag lunch series on Czech Culture.  These events will take place from 12:00-1:00pm in Classics 110.

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.

New Book from Eugene Raikhel, CEERES Affiliated Faculty Member

Eugene Raikhel's (Comparative Human Development) new book, Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic, has just been released by Cornell University Press. 

Winter 2017 Courses in East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

Winter 2017 Courses in

East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies


Nation & Empire: Varieties of National Experience

ANTH 2001

Tu/ Th  3:00-4:20

Susan Gal


CEERES Faculty in the Press

UChicago Linguistics faculty members Salikoko Mufwene and Lenore Grenoble were quoted in recent article in Sapiens on the role of technology in preserving endangered languages.

CEERES Courses for Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Courses in

East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies


The Russian Empire

HIST13802, REES 13802

M/W/F 11:30-12:20

Faith Hillis


Congratulations to CEERES Director Susan Gal!

Susan Gal, Mae and Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor and Director of CEERES, was honored this year by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was chosen by the Academy's Presidential Committee for Hungarian Science Abroad as the 2016 recipient of the Arany János Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship. This is the first time this prize has been awarded to an American scholar.


NEW EXHIBIT - On the 100th Anniversary of Kafka's The Metamorphosis

Regenstein Library

Second Floor Reading Room

April -27 – June 30, 2016

"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from disturbing dreams, he found himself transformed..." Into what sort of thing was Gregor transformed? Why? How did his family and the world react to this transformation? Some very few responses are presented from the enormous body of scholarship and artistic vizualizations that in the past 100 years, have made this story a gem of world literature.


Interview with Yaroslav Gorbachov on PRI's The World in Words

The most recent podcast from PRI's The World in Words features Yaroslav Gorbachov. The episode "Where did the Etruscans come from? The linguistic and genetic clues are piling up" and more can be found here.


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