We are excited to announce the following presentations for our REECA workshop in Fall 2017! Meetings held at 11:00am-12:20pm in Foster 103, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.  If you would like to serve as discussant for one of these presentations, please contact the student coordinator at christymonet@uchicago.edu :


Friday, October 20

“Jacek Malczewski and his Self-Portraits as Jesus Christ and Prophet Ezekiel”

Weronika Malek, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (University of Chicago)


Friday, October 27

“The Fighting Body: Experiences of Military Embodiment in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia”

Michaela Appeltova, PhD Candidate in History (University of Chicago)



Friday, November 10

“Russian Identity as Affect: The Narrative Ethics of Turgenev’s Representation of Peasants”

Alexey Vdovin, Associate Professor of Philology in the Faculty of Humanities (Higher School of Economics National Research University, Moscow)



Friday, November 17

“(R)evolution of the mind? Evolution of the Soviet-Muslim discourse in the newspaper ‘Red Uzbekistan’ from the late 1920s through 1930s”

Zukhra Kasimova, PhD Candidate in History (University of Illinois at Chicago)



Wednesday, November 29

SPECIAL SESSION – Co-Hosted with the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Sheila Fitzpatrick, Professor of History and Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow (University of Sydney; Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Russian History and the College, University of Chicago)



Friday, December 1

“Spectacular Promises: The Politics of Art and Memory in Post-socialist Albania”

Sofia Kalo, PhD in Anthropology (UMass Amherst)