Category Archives: Event Recap

Sex, AIDS, and the Dystopic Impulse: The Affective Politics of Racialized Displacements

by Michaela Appeltova On February 2, Kateřina Kolářová, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague, presented a theoretically dense, analytically layered, and thought-provoking excerpt from her manuscript on the intersections of … Continue reading

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Francofonia

Francofonia by Anthony Stott On October 20, 2016, the University of Chicago community joined Dragan Kujundžić, Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, to celebrate the renowned Russian film director Alexander … Continue reading

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Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics

 Milica Bakić-Hayden: Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics by Nada Petković On October 17, 2016, the Franke Institute for the Humanities hosted a lecture on Orthodox Women Monastics in the Balkans delivered by … Continue reading

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Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave by Cheryl Stephenson On April 29, 2016 Slavists and film enthusiasts came together to welcome the legendary Czech film director Ivan Passer for “Pearls of the Czech New Wave,” an evening of conversation and … Continue reading

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Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right

SOYUZ at the University of Chicago By Roy Kimmey and Patrick Lewis The 2016 SOYUZ Symposium took place at the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute on March 11-12.  SOYUZ is the Research Network for Postsocialist Studies of the American Anthropological … Continue reading

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In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941

In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941 by Robert Bird In recent years the University of Chicago has become home to a group of innovative young scholars—both faculty and PhD students—working on issues related to the modern construction … Continue reading

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Documentary and Ideology: Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Who is Svetlana Alexievich? by Zachary Murphy King On January 19, 2016, the Center for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies hosted a roundtable discussion on Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature. Specialists in Russian studies from … Continue reading

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“Russia on the Brink?”: A Panel Discussion

“Russia on the Brink?”: A Panel Discussion by Zachary Murphy King On 5 October 2015 the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year with a panel discussion “Russia on the Brink? (Europe on Alert)” at … Continue reading

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