2015 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).

2015 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum

Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies

June 19-20, 2015

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has opened a call for papers to present at the Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum, to be held in Urbana, Illinois on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2015. The conference "Violence in Twentieth Century Russia and Eurasia" will focus on the immediacy, effects, and refractions of violence in Russia and Eurasia (defined as the spaces occupied by the Russian empire and the Soviet Union) from 1900 through 1945. Papers might explore violence in culture (from art and literature to popular culture), in society and politics, as recorded in documentary and photographic form, in science, law, and technology, and in subjective, sensory, and emotional life. No less important, papers should engage the problem of how to interpret and theorize violence, as practice, as experience, as legacy.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals for the 2015 Fisher Forum has passed.

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 2015

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 15-19, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, in the seminar room across the hall from the International and Area Studies Library (321 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801). 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