Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center News

Spring 2015 Course Offering:Dr. Steinberg: History 560 (Problems in Russian History): Politics, Society, and Culture in Modern Russia, 1801-1917

Published Date:November 3, 2014

In the Spring Dr. Steinberg will be teaching History 560 (Problems in Russian History): Politics, Society, and Culture in Modern Russia, 1801-1917. Major themes in the history and historiography of Russia from the early nineteenth century through the revolution of 1917. The course focuses on the exercise and justifications of authority, intellectual and cultural trends, and social life. Central to the course are questions of historical 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 include practices and representations of power, the intelligentsia, the province, peasants, urban civil society, cultural trends, cities, sex, religion, empire, space, emotions, visualities.

Published Date: November 3, 2014

International Human Rights Law - Spring 2015 Course

Published Date:October 9, 2014

Prof. Francis Boyle will teach a course on International Human Rights Law (LAW 657) for the spring 2015 semester. It will be open to graduate students affiliated with REEEC. The course studies established and developing legal rules and procedures governing the protection of international human rights, including Marxist and Third World, as well as Western, conceptions of those rights. 4 graduate hours. 3 professional hours.

Published Date: October 9, 2014

Strange World of Ritual Murder Conference Oct. 13-14

Published Date:September 30, 2014

Strange World of Ritual Murder: Culture, Politics, and Belief in Eastern Europe and Beyond

October 13-14, 2014

Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Organized by The Program in Jewish Culture and Society, University of Illinois

For more information and the full conference program, please see here.

Published Date: September 30, 2014

A Minute with Mark Steinberg, Expert on Russian History

Published Date:August 22, 2014

Mark Steinberg, Professor of History at Illinois, was interviewed by the University of Illinois Public Affairs News Bureau. To read the original interview, please see

Published Date: August 22, 2014

SAVE THE DATE - REEEC Kick-Off Reception

Published Date:June 25, 2014

September 4, 2014
5:00 PM
210 General Lounge, Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801)

Come celebrate the start of the new academic year following Prof. Carol Leff's New Directions Lecture! Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Published Date: June 25, 2014