We work in cooperation with the Russian and East European Institute (REEI) to offer a variety of co-curricular programming throughout the year. For more Slavic and East European related events, see the REEI newsletter.
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3 p.m.
"Stand With Ukraine Film Festival: Cacophony of Donbas". Films by filmmakers from Ukraine: six features and one program of shorts. Proceeds for Ukrainian humanitarian relief organizations.
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8 a.m.
"Stand With Ukraine Film Festival: Atlantis". Films by filmmakers from Ukraine: six features and one program of shorts. Proceeds for Ukrainian humanitarian relief organizations.
Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:15pm. Natalia Kudriavtseva “Thirty Years of the Ukrainian Language Revival: Challenges and Prospects.” Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Organization at IU
Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:15pm. Tymofii Brik “30 years of religious pluralism in Ukraine: from early revivals to the pandemic.” Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Organization at IU
Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:15pm. Oleksandr Yaroshchuk “The Crimea Platform and Ukraine’s Independence in the Russian Media.” Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Organization at IU
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 2pm. Conversation with Myroslav Marynovych, author of The Universe Behind Barbed Wire: Memoirs of a Soviet Ukrainian Dissident (University of Rochester Press, 2021). Sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Organization, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Russian Studies Workshop, IU
September 23, 2021, 12:30pm-3pm. Teleconference: “Ukraine’s Independence: 30 years”
Speakers: Paul D’Anieri (USA), Hanna Shelest (Ukraine), Yuriy Kostenko (Ukraine). Organized by the Ukrainian Studies Organization at IU and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. Sponsored by Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute
Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies, Łukasz Stanek
(Manchester School of Architecture), "The Worlding of Eastern Europe: Polish Architects in Cold War West Africa" Presented by the Polish Studies Center
March 19-21, 2021. The 2nd Taras Shevchenko Conference. Organized by the Ukrainian Studies Organization at IU, sponsored by Department of Slavic and East European Language and Cultures and REEI, Indiana University
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST) Halina Goldberg (IU Musicology), Shared Soundscapes: the Legacy of Polish Jews in Music. Hosted by POLIN: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw.
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 12:00 PM (EST) Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism presents "Holocaust Distortion and the Future of Holocaust Memory: The Case of Poland.
Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:00 PM. The Polish Studies Center and The Russian and East European Institute are presenting a Graduate Symposium, a Zoom conversation for IU graduate students with Michał Murawski, Assistant Professor in Critical Area Studies at University College London, on his recent book The Palace Complex, A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and A City Transfixed. (Indiana University Press, 2019) Please come prepared to discuss the text, which is available as an ebook through IU libraries.
Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:00. Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies, Clare Cavanagh (Northwestern University), “Along the Polish-Californian Border: West Coast Miłosz”
Presented by the Polish Studies Center
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 10am-4 pm. Virtual Conference: The COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe. Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Russian and East European Institute, the Institute for European Studies, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4pm. Political Elite Networks in Ukraine: Renewal and Continuity in Post-Maidan Times, Tetiana Kostiuchenko. Presented by the Ukrainian Student Organization.
Sunday, April 26, 2020 7pm. Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration after Apocalypse, online film followed by question and answer session.
April 16, 2020, 4pm-6pm. Tetiana Kostiuchenko, Ph.D., Kyiv Mohyla National Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“Social Capital and Resistance to Fake News: The Results of the Pilot Network Study of Students,” co-authored with Dr. Tymofii Brik. Lecture in English.
March 26, 2020, 4pm-6pm. Tetiana Kostiuchenko, Ph.D., Kyiv Mohyla National Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine.
“Ukrainian Political Elite Networks before and after Euromaidan: Circulation and Continuity.” Lecture in English.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6pm
“Glimpses of the Countryside – One Hundred Years of the Polish Countryside (History in Pictures)” with Ruta Śpiewak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development; Visiting Scholar to the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. Presented by the Polish Studies Center and the Russian and East European Institute.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:15pm. Book presentation: Russia’s Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801 – 1914, Dr. Stephen Badalyan Riegg, Texas A & M University.
Monday, March 9, 2020, 4pm. Horizons of Knowledge lecture: “Of Revolutionaries & Realists: Russian-Armenian Ties Since the Revolution of May 2018,” featuring Dr. Stephen Baralyan Riegge, Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University.
Taras Shevchenko Conference
March 6-7, 2020, 9:30am-9:45am, IU Faculty Club. Opening remarks by Indiana University Associate Dean Russell Scott Valentino, 10am-11:30am, IU Faculty Club.
Keynotes: “Changing Ukrainian Studies, Changing Ukraine: The Promise and Challenge of the Glocal,” Vitaly Chernetsky, U of Kansas. “Taras Shevchenko in Modern Popular Culture: The Quantum Leap of a Superhero,” Oleksandr Mykhed, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Panel Sessions: 1pm-7pm, GISB 2067
Saturday, March 7
Keynotes, 9am-10:30am: “The KGB and Taras Shevchenko in Cold War’s Ukraine,” Sergei Zhuk, Ball State University. “Patriotism and Parody: Remaking Soviet Space in Post-Maidan Ukraine,” Nick Kupensky, US Air Force Academy.
2:30pm-3pm Roundtable Discussion: “The Importance of the Donbas to Ukraine,” Hiroaki Kuromiya, Indiana University.
Panel Sessions: 8am-7pm, Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4pm-6pm. “Brave New World: The Formation of Institutions, Social Initiatives, the Legalization of Ukraine in Ukraine,” Oleksander Mykhed, Ph.D., Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Lecture in English, discussion following.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:15-1:30pm. “Servant of the Nation by Volodymyr Zelensky: Between TV Shows and Show Politics,” Oleksander Mykhed, Ph.D.,Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Lecture in English.
Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:15pm. REEI presents On Russia in Russian: “To the Land of Milk and Honey: Uyghur Migration from China into the USSR during the 1950s and 1960s,” Dr. Gulnisa Nazarova.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7pm. A screening of Yari Wolinsky’s Raise the Roof (2015), with an introduction and Q&A led by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, director, core exhibition and advisor to the director at the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews and professor emerita at the Department of Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (...).
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6pm. Richard M. Dorson Lecture: “Choreography of Career: A Folklorist’s Evolving Perspective on Folkore Heritage, and Museums,” Dr. Barbara Kirshenglatt-Gimblett.
Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:15 pm. О России по-русски! On Russia in Russian! «Новые роли и статусы грузинок и абхазок» “New Roles and Statuses for Georgian and Abkhazian Women,” Rita Kuznetsova, Kuban State University. Lecture in Russian. Presented by the REEI Russian-language Colloquium.
Monday, February 24, 2020, 5:30pm. A bilingual reading and conversation with Polish author Dorota Masłowska and translator Ben Paloff, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Department of English, and the Department of Comparative Literature.
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12pm. “Alzhir: The Story of Broken Lives and Unbroken Spirit,” Margarita Kalinina-Pohl, Senior Program Manager/Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Thursday, February 19, 2020, 5pm. A reading and conversation with Polish author Julia Fiedorczuk and translator Bill Johnston, Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Tuesday, February 17, 2020, 12:15pm. “The Persistent Legacy of Fallen Empires in Eastern Europe: Assessing the Effects of Poland’s Partitions on Contemporary Norms Towards Education,” Mikołaj Herbst, Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies. Presented by the Polish Studies Center and the Russian and East European Institute.
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. “Project-based learning with Wikipedia.” Workshop presented by the Center for Language Excellence and the Center for Language Technology.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12pm-1pm. A conversation with Dr. Adam Bodnar, Poland’s Commissioner for Human Rights. Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Institute for European Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute.
Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:15pm. “The Armenian Diaspora in Contemporary Russia: Notes from the Field. Presented by the REEI Russian Language Colloquium.
Wednesday, February 12pm. “Human Rights and Power: Polish Road Towards Illiberal State,” Adam Bodnar, Poland Commissioner for Human Rights, Baier Hall Moot Court Room. Presented by the Maurer School of Law.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7pm. Film screening of the Polish film Man of Marble with an introduction by Lukasz Sicinski.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:30 pm-6pm. “Exceptions to Authoritarianism: Cultural Heritage Politics and Corporate Statecraft in the Altai Republic,” Gertjan Plets. Presented by the Russian Studies Workshop.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 1:30 pm-3pm.“The Psychological Perspective of Challenges in Shaping State Related Identity and its Implications in Education System: The Kosovo Example,” Edona Berisha Kida, lecturer at Pristine University. Presented by the School of Education.
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30pm. Annual holiday party at the Indiana Memorial Union, with bread-breaking, caroling, a cooking contest, and a silent auction. Hosted by the Polish Studies Center.
Friday, December 6, 2019, 12pm. “When Your Subject Goes Underground. Methodological Challenges in Writing About Jews in Hiding During the Holocaust in Eastern Europe,” Natalia Aleksiun, Professor of Modern Jewish History, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College, New York.
Friday, December 6, 2019, 9am-5pm. “An Excess of Seeing: The Pasts, Presents, Futures of Mikhail Bakhtin – A Public Symposium in Honor of Vadim Liapunov.” Bridgwaters’ Lounge, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
Friday, December 6, 2019, 5:30 pm. “A Reading from Pan Tadeusz,” Bill Johnston, Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, in celebration of Johnston’s 2019 National Translation Award for Poetry. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:30 pm-3pm. “Deification in Russian Religious thought and the Limits of Human, featuring Ruth Coates.”
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7pm-9pm. Russian Games Night, sponsored by the Russian and East European Institute.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12pm-1pm. “Sinophobic Sentiments: Uygher Emigres in the Late Years of the Sino-Soviet Rift,” Gulnisa Nazarova, Senior Lecturer, and Gardner Bovingdon, Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies.
Monday, November 18, 2019, 8pm. “Intimate Soundscapes of Poland” with an introduction by Halina Goldberg (PSC, REEI, Musicology) and performances by Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Agatha Blevin, Dawning Welliver, Mason Spencer and Adrian Golay. Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Jacobs of School of Music, and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:15pm. REEI Russian Language Colloquium, “The Political Economy of Regional Debt in Russia. In Russian.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7- 8:52 pm. Kiborgy. Heroyi ne vmyrayut (Cyborgs: Heros Never Die), Ukrainian Homelands Series, IU Cinema, free but ticketed.
Thursday, November 14-16, 2019. Human Rights in Russia—Past, Present and Future: The Life and Legacy of Lyudmila Alexeyeva. Click link for times.
November 12, 2019, 7pm-9pm. Craft Night, hosted by the Russian and Eastern European Institute.
Monday, November 11, 2019, 4:30-7pm. “Writings on the Wall: The End of the Eastern Bloc in Cultural Memory (1989-2019)” introduced by Joanna Niżyńska (PSC, Slavics) and moderated by Frank Hess (EURO, Modern Greek), with participation by László Borhi (CEUS), Maria Bucur (History), Craig Cravens (Slavic), Halina Goldberg (REEI, Musicology), Łukasz Siciński (Slavic) and Johannes Turk (Germanic Studies). Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Russian and East European Institute and the Institute for European Studies.
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 10-11:30am. “Non-Traditional Publishing and Digitization in Slavic and East European Countries, online.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1am-2:46 pm. Screening of the film Everything is Illuminated, Ukrainian Homelands Series, IU Cinema, free but ticketed.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7pm-8:30 pm. IU Themester: Remembering and Forgetting: Resilience (2017). Hosted by the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive/Screening Room. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, October 27, 4-6:01 pm. Screening of the film, Donbass, Ukrainian Homelands Series, IU Cinema, free but ticketed.
Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:15 pm. “The Red Decade in the History of Collaboration between Russian and American Anthropologists,” presented by Igor Kuznetsov, Kuban State University. (In Russian.) Presented by the REEI Russian Language Colloquium.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1pm-3pm. Memorial to Nina Perlina.
Thursday, October 17, 4pm. “Ottomanisation as Europeanisation: Poland-Lithuania and the Search for a Shared Past,” featuring Tomasz Grusiecki, Assistant Professor of Art History, Boise State University.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4pm, Defining the Russian Opposition: Alexey Navalny’s Presidential Campaign of 2017/18, a Russian Studies Workshop, Fall 2019 lecture, Jan Matti Dollbaum, Ph.D. Student at the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12pm. “Between Large Scale Infrastructures and Local Communities: Informal Roads as Agents of Change,” Russian Studies Workshop Fall 2019 lecture, given by Dr. Vera Kuklina, Research Professor, Department of Geography, George Washington University.
Monday, October 14, 7pm. Alexander Herbert: What About Tomorrow: An Oral History of Russian Punk from the Soviet Era to Pussy Riot, book presentation.
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3:30-5pm. Dr. Sergei Zhuk: “The Seductive Adversary: The KGB Operations against the USA and Canada in Soviet Ukraine,1953-1991.”
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7pm, Being Queer in Putin’s Russia and Beyond, Russian Studies Workshop Fall 2019 lecture, Lyosha Gorshokov and Steve Sanders.
Tuesday, October 8, 12-1:30 pm. “Through the Wilds: Industrialism and River Life in the Siberian North,” Russian Studies Workshop Fall 2019 Lecture, Craig Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UT Austin.
Friday, October 4, 2019, 5pm. “Between Theory and Lived Experience: Olga Freidenberg Chronicles Her Life and Times,” lecture by Irina Paperno, University of California, Berkeley.
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 3pm-6pm. “Surviving, Remembering, and Forgetting the Siege of Leningrad,” a Themester event.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8am-9pm. “Four Generations of American Scholarship on Russian Music.”
Friday, September 27, 2019, 4-5pm. “Archaeology in the Twilight of Utopia: Soviet Debates on the Origins of Art,” Burke Lecture Series.
Wednesday, September, 25, 2019. 4pm-7pm, Alexander Rabinowitch and Stephen F. Cohen reflect on six (plus!) decades of scholarly and personal engagement with Russia.
Tuesday, September 24, 7pm-9pm. Russian Studies Workshop: Fall 2019 lecture: “What the New Cold War Means for US Policy and Media,” Stephen F. Cohen and Katrina van den Heuvel.
Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:15pm. “Between Public and Private: Youth and the Quest for Civil Society in Contemporary Russia,” Nadeshda Nartova, Higher School of Economics (Saint Petersburg), in Russian. Presented by The REEI Russian Language Colloquium.
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 7:30pm. Meeting Gorbachev film screening hosted by The Ryder and REEI.
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1pm-3pm. Polish Studies Center and Institute for European Studies picnic, Woodlawn Picnic Shelter Bryan Park.
Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, 2019, 8:15pm. Meeting Gorbachev film screening hosted by The Ryder and REEI.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7am-9pm, Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda film screening.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4pm. Polish Studies Center, together with the Borns Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, presents “It Gives You Shivers: Translating Polish Holocaust Testimonies into Brazilian Portuguese” with Gabriel Borowski, Assistant Professor, Department of Portuguese and Translation Studies, Jagiellonian University.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2pm. Ukrainian Independence Day picnic, Shelter House at Winslow Woods Park, 2120 South Highland Ave.
Friday, September 13, 2019, 12pm. GISB 4067, European History Workshop presents “War and welfare citizenship: Democracy and populism in Romania after 1918,” Maria Bucur, History and Gender Studies.
Monday, September 9, 12:15-1:30pm. Who Will Write Our History, Polish documentary. Free but ticketed.
Monday, September 9, 12:15pm. REEI Russian Language Colloquium. “Dancing in the Dark: Russian Queer-Politics then and Now,” Aleksei Gorshkov. In Russian.
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:30pm. Silk Road Ensemble musical group.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:30pm. Polish Studies Center, together with Gender Studies, presents “Claiming the Shipyard, the Cowboy Hat and the Anchor for Women: Polish Feminism’s Dialogue and Struggle with National Symbolism,” Agnieszka Graff, University of Warsaw, American Studies Center.
Friday, April 5, 2019, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:30-7pm. Maria Sadowska’s The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wisłocka (2017), followed by discussion with Agnieszka Graff, Visiting Scholar, University of Warsaw, and Maria Bucur, History. Presented by Polish Studies Center and Gender Studies.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4-5:30pm. “Blessed Virgins, Pokemon Characters, and Psychics: Translating Allusions in Jacek Dehnel’s Booklength Poem Chopin’s Heart,” Karen Kovacik, Professor of English, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Presented by the Institute for Advanced Study.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 2:30pm-4:30pm. “Anti-Genderism as Global Phenomenon: Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Romania,” Collin Johnson (IU Gender Studies) and panelists Maria Bucur (IU Gender Studies and History), Eva Fodor (Central European University, Budapest, Gender Studies), Agniezska Graff (University of Warsaw, American Studies) and Bryan Pitts (IU, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Presented by the Polish Studies Center, together with the College of Arts and Sciences, Gender Studies, the Russian and East European Institute, Central Eurasian Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:30am-3pm. Graduate Symposium in Memory Studies. Sponsored by the Slavic Department, the Polish Studies Center, and the Russian and East European Institute. Light breakfast provided.
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6pm. A Conversation With Dariusz Stola. Join the graduate students of the Department of Slavic Languages & Cultures for an engaging conversation with Professor Stola (...) .
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 4pm. The 7th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: “The 1968 ‘Anti-Zionist Campaign’ in Poland and its Echoes Today,” Dariusz Stola, Director of the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews, Warsaw, and Professor, Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science. Presented by the Polish Studies Center and the Borns Jewish Studies Program.
Thursday, March 25, 2019, 8pm-9pm. a screening of Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz’s Gdańsk Railway Station (2007), a documentary on the anti-Semitic campaign of 1968.
Thursday, March 21, 1pm-pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski (Slavic Department). Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5pm. Join the members and volunteers of the IU Russian Language Cultural Association for the Maslenitsa Celebration.
Friday, March 1, 2019, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Friday, March 1, 2019, 5pm. “The Pedagogy of Perspective: How Aleksei Venetsianov Learned To Paint the Russian Countryside,” Professor Molly Brunson, Yale University.
Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:30 am-1pm. “Making Sense of Change: Poland 1918-2018.” Roundtable discussion introduced by Lee Feinstein, Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and former US Ambassador to Poland, with participants George Gasyna (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Benjamin Paloff (University of Michigan), Bożena Shallcross (University of Chicago), Tamara Trojanowska (University of Toronto), Karen Underhill (University of Illinois, Chicago) and Jack Bielasiak (IU Political Science), Daniel Cole (IU Law), Jeffrey Isaac (IU Political Science), Bill Johnston (IU Comparative Literature), Padraic Kenney (IU History and International Studies), Joanna Niżyńska (IU Slavic and East European Studies), Justyna Zajac (IU International Studies). Presented by Polish Studies Center and the Institute for European Studies.
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4pm. A book discussion of “Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918.” Book coeditors Joanna Nizynska and Tamara Trojanowska and editorial assistant Agnieszka Palakowska (University of Toronto) joined by book contributors Bożena Shallcross (University of Chicago), Karen Underhill (University of Illinois at Chicago), George Gazyna (University of Illinois Champaign Urbana), and Benjamin Paloff (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Moderated by book contributor Bill Johnston (IUB) and Russian Valentino (Indiana University).
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:30pm. “The Soviet Industrial Sublime: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station,” by Dr. Nick Kupensky (Bowdoin College).
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:30pm. “Karma: What Goes Around Comes Around,” Professor Elizabeth Geballe (Indiana University).
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:30pm. “Plagiarism in Contemporary Russian Fiction: The Case of Mikhail Shishkin,” by Professor Jose Vergara (Swarthmore College).
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6pm. “Overcoming Socialist Realism and the Emergence of the Polish School in Polish Post-War Cinema,” Izabella Kalinowska-Blackwood, Associate Professor of Cultural and Film Studies, Stony Brook University. Presented by the Polish Studies Center and the Russian and East European Institute.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12pm. “Semelfactives and Tense in Russian,” preview AATSEEL talk by Van Holthenrichs.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 pm. Polish Studies Center celebrates Polish tradition and the past year at its Annual Holiday party.
Friday, November 30, 2018, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Monday, November 29, 2018, 6:30pm. Andrzejki, St. Andrew’s Eve, a night of tradition with games, wax pouring, and divination. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Tuesday, November 27, 1:30pm-3pm. The Polish Studies Center presents “A Great Friendship in the Shadow of the Cold War? Indo-Polish Relations under Jawaharlal Nehru,” Antonina Luszczykiewicz, Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30-10pm. Polish Studies Center celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Poland regaining independence with an Independence Eve Party.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 4pm. “The Colonial World Through Russian Eyes: Africa and Asia in Goncharov’s The Frigate Pallada,” Professor Edyta Bojanowska (Yale University).
Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:30-5:30 pm. 1918! Show & Tell! A fun participatory celebration of the 100th anniversary of the trailblazing year 1918, showcasing objects and their stories as time capsules. Organized by the Polish Studies Center, the Institute for European Studies, and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. Light refreshments.
Friday, October 26, 2018, 12-1pm. Rebecca Baumgartner presents her prospectus on time travel, titled “В разных плоскостях времени/In various planes of time: Exploring Connections Between Time Travel and Metalepsis in Soviet Modernism.” GA-2134. Light snacks and discussion.
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Friday, October 12, 2018, 1pm-2pm. “Przekladance” translation workshops with Lukasz Sicinski, Slavic department.
Friday, October 12, 2018, 12pm-1:30pm. The Polish Studies center presents “The Polish Space of Opinion on Russia: Origins and Structures,” Andrzej Turkowski, Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw.
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2-6pm. Ukrainian Independence Day picnic, Shelter House at Winslow Woods Park, 2120 South Highland Ave.
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11am-2pm. Polish Studies Center picnic, Woodlawn Picnic Shelter at Bryan Park.
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30 pm. “Love, Laughter, and (Re-Construction: Socialist Rom Coms in 1940s and ‘50s Poland,” Ewa Wampuszyc, Assistant Professor of Polish, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Friday, April 13, 9-11:30am. China Russia and the World: Focus on the Middle East, This symposium will address Chinese and Russian involvements in the Middle East, exploring their consequences for the region and tracing the motivations that have shaped the nature of relations between the Middle Eastern states, Russia, and China, from the Cold War into the present. IMU Stateroom.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm. “Double Exposures: Translating Dostoevsky’s Corpses,” Woodburn Hall 009, Elizabeth Geballe, Indiana University.
Friday, April 6, 2018, 4:30-6pm. “Chekhov's Medical Aesthetics,” Woodburn Hall 009, talk given by Matthew Mangold, post-doc at HSE University, Moscow.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:30 pm. “Coping with Uncertainty: Petty Traders in Post-Soviet Russia,” featuring Kamil Wielicki, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw. Presented by the Polish Studies Center, the Russian and East European Institute and the Russian Studies Workshop.
Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:30-6pm. “Karma in ‘The Forged Coupon’: A Case Study in Tolstoyan Ideology as Narrative,” Woodburn Hall 009, talk given by Laurel Schmuck, University of Southern California.
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:15-9:15pm. Slavic Talent Show, Rawles Hall 100. Join us for a fun celebration of Slavic and East European languages and cultures at the annual Slavic Talent Show. Student performances and light refreshments.
Friday, March 23, 2018, 1pm. “Geographical Attachment and Imaginative Freedom: Mikhail Bulgakov and Kyiv,” GISB 3134. A talk by Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed. Born in Kyiv, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) spent years in the city that significantly shaped his artistic imagination. What is Bulgakov’s Kyiv? Why does this city have such a gripping effect? This presentation offers a brief journey into the Kyiv that Bulgakov seems to have never left. Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Organization.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:30-6pm. “From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy,” Psychology Building 101. Historian Sara Snyder, Associate Professor of History, American University.
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:30 pm. The 6th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: “The Return of National Communism,” Brian Porter-Szücs, Arthur F. Thomas Professor of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6pm. Polish Movie Night, featuring Krzysztof Kieślowski’s White (1994). Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30 pm. “Poetics and Politics: The Second World War Museum in Gdańsk, Poland,” Anna Muller, Assistant Professor and the Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30 pm. “Rock and Rule: Socialist Pop Music in Poland and East Germany,” Kyrill Kunahkhovich, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia. Presented by the Polish Studies Center.