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2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum Announcement

Published Date:April 27, 2016

POPULATION, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN EURASIA

June 17-18, 2016

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Organized by: Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology) and Paul McNamara (Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics)

For more information, key questions, a list of participants, and a library guide generously provided by the Slavic Reference Service, please follow this link.

Published Date: April 27, 2016


2016 Summer Research Lab

Published Date:April 27, 2016

2016 SUMMER RESEARCH LABORATORY ON RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, AND EURASIA | Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center | University of Illinois

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from mid-June through the first week of August. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

For more information, please follow this link.

Published Date: April 27, 2016


Fall 2016 Course Offering: Central Asian Societies

Published Date:April 26, 2016

SOC 196, Issues in Sociology: Central Asian Societies: Instructed by Prof. Cynthia Buckely. Origins of problems; consequences of ameliorative strategies. Typical topics include crime, mental illness, drug use, suicide, sexual behavior, violence, and intergroup conflict within the region of Central Asia. MWF 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Lincoln Hall 1002

Published Date: April 26, 2016


Fall 2016 Course Offering: Problems in Russian History

Published Date:April 25, 2016

HIST 560, Problems in Russian History: Politics, Society, and Culture in Modern Russia, 1901-1917: Instructed by Prof. Mark Steinberg. Major themes in Russian history from the early nineteenth century to the revolution of 1917, especially the exercise and justifications of authority, intellectual and cultural trends, and social life and experience. Central to the course are questions of methodology and theory as well as of the interpretation of the Russian past. The emphasis is on examining new work and new approaches. Topics to be explored (which may evolve depending on student interest) include practices and representations of power, cultural construction and experience, the intelligentsia, cities, the province, peasants, civil society, gender, sex, religion, and empire. T 1:00-2:50 PM 318 Gregory Hall

Published Date: April 25, 2016


Fall 2016 Course Offering: Social Media and Global Change

Published Date:April 25, 2016

LIS 490, Social Media and Global Change: Instructed by Dr. Damian Duffy. This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East. T/TR 9-11:20 AM

Published Date: April 25, 2016