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Summer Research Laboratory Orientation

A guide to the University of Illinois Library for the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Research Workshops

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center hosts a few research workshops during the Summer Research Lab. For this year, they are as follows.


New Fields for Old: The Revitalization of Political, Diplomatic and Military History and its Implications for Research in Libraries and Archives

June 10-12, 2019

Facilitators: Ronald Bobroff (Professor of History, Oglethorpe University), Anatol Shmelev (Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia, Hoover Institution), Annabella Irvine (Research Specialist, Slavic Reference Service, University of Illinois)


US – Russia – Future: A Foreign Policy and Security Studies Workshop

June 12-14, 2019

Facilitators: Paul Stronski (Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Andrew M. Akin (Professor of National Security Studies, Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base), Joe Lenkart (Slavic Reference Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Teaching the South Caucasus: A Workshop for College and University Educators

June 18-21, 2019

Facilitators: Stephen Jones (Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies/International Studies, Mount Holyoke College), Mauricio Borrero (Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University), Talin Lindsay (Executive Director, ARISC)

Sponsored by: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

Slavic Reference Service Reception

Invitation imagePlease join the Slavic Reference Service for our annual Summer Research Lab Reception.

Friday, June 21 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

University Library - Room 106

REEEC Events

SRL Coffee & Tea

June 13 at 3 PM

June 27 & July 11 at 2 PM

Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080 Foreign Languages Building) 


SRL Movie Night

June 14 & 28 at 7 PM

101 International Studies Building​


REEEC Noontime Scholars Lectures

June 13, 25 & July 10 at 12 PM

Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080 Foreign Languages Building) 


Also see the Russian, East European, & Eurasian Center Calendar.