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Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe reconvenes on UI campus
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A world-class
Slavic and East European Library, a film series and symposium on gender
and cinema, and the opportunity to compare notes with colleagues are
just a few of the draws that will bring scholars to the annual Summer
Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe June 12-Aug. 4 at the
University of Illinois.
Hosted by the UI's Russian
and East European Center, the program was established in 1973 to provide
university researchers, graduate students and independent scholars with
access to a wealth of UI resources.
Most notable among them is
the University Library's Slavic and East European Library, which houses
the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, D.C.
The lab also serves as an
intellectual incubator for visiting "associates," who may sign on for
any period of time during the lab, and are encouraged to take advantage
of formal and informal opportunities to discuss their current projects.
A number of voluntary discussion
groups will be organized, on topics such as early Russian history, Polish
studies, and cultural aspects of contemporary Russia.
Other forums include the
10th Annual Slavic Librarians' workshop, a two-day Ukrainian symposium
on "Ukrainian Bio-bibliography," and a workshop on women in Slavic culture
Also scheduled in conjunction
with the lab is a film series and symposium on gender and cinema in
Russia and Eastern Europe, presented in cooperation with the culture
and literature workshop. The film series runs June 19-23, at 7:30 p.m.
in 101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign;
the symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 314A and B,
Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.
Additional activities include
a research workshop for graduate students, a weekly brown-bag lecture
series and social hours.
"We think that the research
workshop -- which is open to all and not just graduate students -- is
unique in the field," said REEC assistant director Lynda Park. "In this
extensive workshop, leading experts from the United States, Russia and
Eastern Europe will provide very practical and up-to-date information
on how to conduct research in those regions, which often can be a mystery."
More detailed information
about scheduled activities and application requirements is available
on the lab's Web site: www.uiuc.edu/unit/reec/srl.htm,
or by calling (217) 333-1244.