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The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University was first organized in 1947 as the Department of Slavic Studies under the leadership of Michael Ginsburg, the university's first professor of Russian. Indiana University is the only university in the state of Indiana to offer the doctoral degree, as well as offering bachelor's and master's degrees, in Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Recent News

  • The following awards were scheduled to be announced at the Slavic department Spring Tea on April 21, 2020, but that public event had to be canceled. The department is proud to congratulate the following three recipients of major annual awards to faculty and graduate students: Jerzy Kolodziej award (for excellence in teaching by a graduate student): Ani Abrahamyan. ( Neatrour-Edgerton award (provides a one-semester fellowship for uninterrupted research by an advanced graduate student): Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (for the Spring, 2021 semester) Mentor of the Year award (to a faculty member, selected by the graduate students): Miriam Shrager. The students’ commendation is here.
  • Congratulations to Professor Joanna Niżyńska and her co-editors Tamara Trojanowska, Przemysław Czapliński, and Agnieszka Polakowska. Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918 wins the Inaugural 2019 AATSEEL Prize for Best Edited Volume.
  • The Slavic Department congratulates Professor Bill Johnston on receiving the 2019 National Translation Award in Poetry for his Polish to English translation of Adam Mickiewicz’s Pan Tadeusz. 
  • The Department is delighted to announce that Joanna Niżyńska's book Królestwo maloznaczności: Mirona Białoszewski a trauma, codziennosc i queer (a Polish translation of her Kingdom of Insignificance: Miron Białoszewski and the Quotidian, the Queer, and the Traumatic) has been nominated for the 2018 "Best Book on Gender" award by the Polish Gender Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Genderowe). 

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