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PROG. INFO- 2007 Summer Research Lab, U Illinois, deadlines: April 1 & 15

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PROG. INFO- 2007 Summer Research Lab, U Illinois, deadlines: April 1 & 15

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2007 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 11 - August 3
University of Illinois

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and
East European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
are pleased to announce its 2007 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia,
Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 11 - August 3. Please check the
website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and application
information: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East
European and Eurasian Studies. Lab associates are given full access
to the collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library,
the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to
seek assistance from the Slavic Reference Service staff. The SRL
provides an opportunity for specialists to keep current on knowledge
and research in the field, to access newly available and archival
materials, and disseminate knowledge to other scholars, professionals,
government officials, and the public. The Summer Lab is an ideal
program for doctoral students conducting pre-dissertation/dissertation

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
- Faculty or graduate students at a university or college who are
teaching and/or doing research on the region.
- Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region,
even if this expertise is not being used in current employment.
- Individuals working in an area of government, NGOs or business
related to the region, regardless of academic training.
- Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field.

Application Deadlines:
Housing Grants: for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents 1 April
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 15 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent
residents only 15 April
Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability 15
April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not guaranteed)


Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as Writer, Myth-Maker and Public Figure in the
21st Century"
June 14-16, 314 Illini Union
Faculty Organizer: Richard Tempest (Associate Professor of Slavic
Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois)

Central Asia-Caucasus Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"From Chechnya to Kabul: New Directions in Central Asian and Caucasus Studies"
June 26-28
Moderator: Douglas Northrop (Associate Professor of History and Near
Eastern Studies, University of Michigan)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar
"Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
June 27-29
Moderator: Victor Friedman (Andrew Mellon Professor in Slavic
Languages and Literatures and Linguistics, University of Chicago)

SRS Individualized Research Practicum
Duration of the Lab
The Slavic Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum
to select Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL

Voluntary Discussion Groups and Workshops
Questions about specific groups should be addressed directly to the
group coordinator.

Early Russian History, June 11­15
Coordinator: Ann Kleimola, Department of History, University of
Nebraska, kleimola@unlinfo.unl.edu

Slavic Digital Text Workshop: From Medieval Texts to Geo-Cultural Data
(GIS), June 9-12
Coordinator: Miranda Remnek, Slavic and East European Library,
University of Illinois, mremnek@uiuc.edu

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian
Center at the University of Illinois at reec@uiuc.edu, 217.333.1244.

The Summer Research Lab is funded in part by the U.S. State Department
Title VIII grant, the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, and
generous contributions from private donors.

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