The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies serves as the focal point at the University of California at Berkeley for students and faculty who conduct research and teaching on the geographic region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 


Upcoming Events


Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series:
Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

September 15 - December 10, 2020

Click here to see the lineup with information about each lecture.

 

Sept. 15 - Rawi Adbelal (Harvard) - YouTube
"Imagining the Next Global Economy"

Sept. 22 - Harsha Ram (UC Berkeley) - Facebook Live
"The Caucasus: From Geopolitics to Geopoetics"
*Supplemental Handout

Sept. 29 - David Cooper (Illinois) - Zoom
"Anatomy of a Successful Forgery: The Czech Manuscripts"

Oct. 7 - Sarah Phillips (REEI - Indiana) - YouTube
"American Literary and Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War: Kurt Vonnegut in the USSR"

Oct. 14 - Jessica Robbins (Wayne State U) - Zoom
"Aging Nationally in Contemporary Poland: Memory, Kinship, and Personhood"

Oct. 21 - Chelsi West Ohueri (UT Austin) - Zoom
"Outsiders, Others, and Outcasts: Examining antiziganism and race-making in Albania"

Oct. 28 - Marianne Kamp (IAUNRC - Indiana) - Zoom
"Jobs for Orphans, Taxes for Kulaks, and Love of Tractors: Collectivization Oral Histories from Uzbekistan"

Nov. 5 - Maria Sonevytsky (UC Berkeley) - YouTube
"Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music"

Nov. 12 - Trevor Erlacher (Pitt) - YouTube
"Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes"

Nov. 19 - Francine Hirsch (Wisconsin) - YouTube
"Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: Revisiting the International Military Tribunal on its 75th Anniversary"

Dec. 3 - Faith Hillis (Chicago) - Zoom
"Utopia's Discontents: Russian Émigrés and the Quest for Freedom"

Dec. 10 - Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State U) - Zoom
"The Cold War from the Margins: Socialist Bulgaria on the Global Cultural Scene"

 

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world region. The series is sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; the Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago; and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.