Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

REECA @ University of Chicago

Friday, June 1: Roosien @ REECA

Please join us this Friday, June 1, at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) for: “Not Just Tea-Drinking”: Early Soviet Public Sphere Institutions in Uzbekistan Description/abstract: In this dissertation chapter, I examine several institutions of mass… Continue Reading →

Friday, May 25: Appeltova @ REECA

Please join us Friday, May 25, at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) for: Transsexual Bodies: Normalizing Difference in the Era of Normalization   Description/abstract:   This paper explores the phenomenon of sex transitions in socialist… Continue Reading →

Friday, May 18: Nickell @ REECA

Please join us this Friday, May 18, for another session of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA). We will be discussing a work-in-progress entitled: Second Sight: Once More on Nikolai Ostrovsky and the Optics of Soviet… Continue Reading →

Wednesday, April 25: Baumann @ REECA and TAMEW

Please join us Wednesday, April 25, at a joint Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe (TAMEW) and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) workshop session on:     The Ukrainophile Household: Private Life and Politics in Late… Continue Reading →

Friday, April 20: Burgoyne @ REECA

Please join us this Friday, April 20, at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) for a workshop session on:     Christa Wolf’s Early Socialist Realism of the Fifties   Description/abstract:   As perhaps the most… Continue Reading →

REECA Spring 2018 Schedule

REECA Spring 2018 Schedule Poster-1wzudib

Call for Discussants for the 2018 Spring Quarter

Hello all! REECA is excited to announce the following paper presentations for our REECA workshop in Spring 2018.   We invite discussants for the presentations on April 20, May 18, May 25, and June 1. If you would like to… Continue Reading →

Friday, March 9: Herbert @ REECA

The paper topic is: Protesting Destruction: Chapaevsk and the Rise of Provincial Green Politics in Late Soviet Russia Description/abstract: In the late 1980s Russians in the provinces confronted the environmental disasters of their state. This paper zooms in on a… Continue Reading →

Friday 2/23: Winegar-Schultz @REECA

“Я Сама, Фотка Себя: The Selfie as Domestic Politics and Practice in Russia”   Description/abstract:   In July of 2015, the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation issued a “Guide to Selfie Safety” in response to the trend of posing… Continue Reading →

Friday 2/16: Kalo @ REECA

“Spectacular Promises: The Politics of Art and Memory in Postsocialist Albania”   Description/abstract:   This paper addresses the prominence of discourses and related practices on the social relevance of art in Albania, twenty-five years after the demise of one of… Continue Reading →

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