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 were begun. 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.

In addition to its robust language offerings, CEERES supports curricula which are particularly strong at present in Russian/Soviet history; Slavic, Balkan, and Baltic linguistics; nationalities studies of the former USSR; Slavic literatures (Russian, Polish, Czech); Russian and East European cultural anthropology; comparative literature; archaeology of the Caucasus; Russian and East European film and art history, and business administration. CEERES faculty have expertise also in political science, international relations, economics, sociology, and Central and East European, Byzantine, and Ottoman history.

The faculty members that teach and do research in our area are supported by one of the best libraries for that purpose in the country, with CEERES area holdings of more than 613,500 volumes. The Center strives to be a resource for our campus and extended local communities by providing support for the instruction and improved pedagogy in CEERES area languages and disciplines as well as for faculty travel, workshops, speakers, and conferences, and outreach activities. Also crucial to our multidisciplinary programs is to award FLAS academic year and summer fellowships to graduate students whose academic and career goals require foreign language and area studies expertise.

Friends and affiliates of the University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) have been receiving our weekly e-Bulletin for years and have relied on it as a source for information from around the region. Now the e-Bulletin will be available to users online, so that the same information can be acquired from any web browser or reader, anytime, anywhere. You need not even be a member of our listserve (much as we’d like you to join).


  1. mag says:

    hello, how can i subscribe to receive the bulletin in my mailbox? thank you

  2. apgraan says:


    From this page: http://ceeres.uchicago.edu/about/signup/index.shtml you can either subscribe to the RSS feed on the eBuletin. Or you can sign up for our listserv, and we will be e-mailing you a weekly bulletin every Monday.

    Thank you!
    CEERES Staff

  3. Leah Grover says:

    How do I sign up for your listserv?

  4. Sasha Belyi says:

    Dear Leah,

    You can subscribe to our listserv by following this link:
    And entering your e-mail address.

    Thank you!
    CEERES Staff

  5. Leon C. says:

    I am currently registered in only one Russian course with Professor Khitrova, and I am wondering if I will be able to attend the Russian Table event this Sunday (or do I need to be enrolled in some other Russian courses? [e.g., those related to Sasha Belyi )? Thank you.

  6. Sasha Belyi says:

    Everyone is welcome to attend! You don’t need to be registered for any course! :)

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