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Junior Scholar Training Workshops


Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia


Description of Summer Research Lab Programs










University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Balkan Studies Training Workshop


"Blurring Boundaries and Shifting States: Accession and Secession in Southeastern Europe"


June 8-10


Moderator: Carol Leff (Political Science, University of Illinois)




Eurasia Studies Training Workshop


"Islam and Muslim Identities in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia"


June 10-12


Moderator: John Schoeberlein (Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University)




"Mobility in Russia and Eurasia"


June 15-17


Moderators: Willard Sunderland (History, University of Cincinnati) and Sarah Phillips (Anthropology, Indiana University)


Held in conjunction with the Fisher Forum






Slavic Reference Service Individualized Research Practicum


Duration of the Lab


The Slavic Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum to select Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL application.






Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture


June 15-18


Coordinator: Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)










8 June – 31 July


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce the 2009 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1. The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Lab associates are given full access to the collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to seek assistance from the Slavic Reference Service staff. The SRL provides an opportunity for specialists to keep current on knowledge and research in the field, to access newly available and archival materials, and disseminate knowledge to other scholars, professionals, government officials, and the public. The Summer Lab is an ideal program for doctoral students conducting pre-dissertation/dissertation research.




Please consult our website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and application information: http://www.reec.illinois.edu/srl/srl.html




The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:




- Faculty or graduate students at a university or college who are teaching and/or doing research on the region.


- Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region, even if this expertise is not being used in current employment.


- Individuals working in an area of government, NGOs or business related to the region, regardless of academic training.


- Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field.




To be eligible for housing grants, the above criteria apply along with the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses on any EU member state-Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania-must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible for funding.




Grant Application Information




Housing Grants




- non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents: 1 April


- U.S. citizens and permanent residents: 15 April




Graduate Student Travel Grants




- for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only 15 April




Lab Only (no housing grant):




- two weeks prior to arrival


- housing cannot be guaranteed.










Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum


"Russia’s Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"


18 June – 20 June


Faculty Organizers: John Randolph (History, University of Illinois) and Eugene Avrutin (History, University of Illinois)




The Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum is made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with support from the University of Illinois.






Ukrainian Research Program


Twenty-Sixth Conference on Ukrainian Subjects: “Contemporary Ukraine: Challenges and Perspectives”


June 24-27




Topics of the conference include the contemporary development of the Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine’s relationship with Russia, the European Union and North America.




Program Committee Chair: Leonid Rudnytzky (LaSalle University)


Organizing Committee Chair: Raisa Bratkiv (University of Illinois)












For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at reec@illinois.edu




Tracie Wilson, Associate Director


Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


108 International Studies Building, MC-487


910 South Fifth Street


Champaign, IL 61820


(217) 333-6022







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