2016 Summer Research Laboratory Programs

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The Summer Research Lab (SRL) provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and an opportunity for individual consultation with the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum

Population, Health and Social Change in Eurasia

June 17-18, 2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Sponsored by: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

Health and population trends raise important social, political and economic issues across Eurasia. Demographic developments in this region also inform critical relationships between health and social support, inequality, and human rights across the social science disciplines. Moreover, the Eurasian case informs and challenges several core theoretical approaches in the fields of epidemiology and public health. Throughout an intensive two days of sessions, we will focus on how broader theories related to health and population change contextualize the patterns and processes observed in Eurasia. We will examine how the empirical evidence from Eurasia informs and expands existing theories in the areas of population and health.

SRS Individualized Research Practicum

Consultation with a Slavic Reference Service Librarian for a personalized bibliographic session. For details and application procedures see SRS Practicum.


  • Graduate Student at dissertation stage or post-doctorate scholar (<5 years following PhD).
  • Available to attend SRL during June 2016


  • Current faculty or instructors at community colleges or minority-serving institutions
  • Available to attend SRL during July 18-29, 2016


Other SRL Programs

History and Culture Discussion Group

The Discussion Group on History and Culture offers Summer Research Lab participants an opportunity to discuss their work in a very informal setting, whether the project is at the beginning stages or closer to completion. All topics and time periods are welcome. 

This summer's group will meet June 13-16 at a location TBD. All participants are welcome to attend, speak about their research projects, and even present a paper.

For more information, please contact Ann Kleimola at akleimola1@unl.edu