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Ongoing Events

  • Czech Language Table: Fridays, 6 p.m., at The Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St). Contact Craig Cravens ( for more information.
  • Russian Language Table: Fridays, 4 p.m., Starbucks at IMU. Contact Austin Wilson ( for more details.
  • Ukrainian Language Table: Fridays, 6 p.m., The Runcible Spoon (6th St). Contact Svitlana Melnyk ( for more details.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. A Conversation With Dariusz Stola. Please join the graduate students of the Department of Slavic Languages & Cultures for an engaging conversation with Professor Stola. He has served as the director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw since 2014, and has authored and co-authored several influential books and numerous articles on Polish-Jewish relations, the history of international migrations, and the history of the communist regime and resistance in the People’s Republic of Poland. We will discuss approaches to and challenges of facilitating, preserving, and stimulating institutional memory. The talk will take place at GA-3134. Refreshments provided.
  • Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 PM. Graduate Symposium in Memory Studies. Sponsored by the Slavic Department, the Polish Studies Center, and Russian and East European Institute. The symposium will take place at GA-3134. Light breakfast provided.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Join the members and volunteers of the Russian Language Cultural Association at IU for Maslenitsa Celebration at IMU's President's Room.
  • Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. "The Pedagogy of Perspective: How Aleksei Venetsianov Learned To Paint the Russian Countryside" by Prof. Molly Brunson (Yale University). The lecture will take place at GA-2134.
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:30 p.m. "The Soviet Industrial Sublime: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station" by Dr. Nick Kupensky (Bowdoin College). The job talk will take place at Ballantine 206.
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m. "Karma: What Goes Around Comes Around" by Prof. Elizabeth Geballe (Indiana University). The job talk will take place at Ballantine 206.
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m. "Plagiarism in Contemporary Russian Fiction: The Case of Mikhail Shishkin" by Prof. Jose Vergara (Swarthmore College). The job talk will take place at Ballantine 206.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m. "Semelfactives and Tense in Russian" preview AATSEEL talk by Van Holthenrichs.
  • Friday, November 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m. "The Colonial World Through Russian Eyes: Africa and Asia in Goncharov's The Frigate Pallada" by Prof. Edyta Bojanowska (Yale University). The lecture will take place at GA-1122.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Polish Studies Center Independence Eve Party. Please join the Polish Studies Center at the IMU President’s Room. Food and drinks will be provided. Polish national colors are welcome.
  • Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 1918! Show & Tell! A fun participatory celebration of the 100th anniversary of the trailblazing year 1918, showcasing objects and their stories as time capsules. Organized by the Polish Studies Center, the Institute for European Studies, and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. The celebration will be at GA-4067. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Rebecca Baumgartner Presents her Prospectus on Time Travel titled “В разных плоскостях времени/In various planes of time”: Exploring Connections Between Time Travel and Metalepsis in Soviet Modernism. The presentation will take place at GA-2134. There will be light snacks and discussion of time travel. 
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic at Shelter House at Winslow Woods Park, 2120 South Highland Avenue.
  • Saturday, September15, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Polish Studies Center Picnic at Woodlawn Picnic Shelter at Bryan Park.
  • Friday, April 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m. "Coping with Uncertainty: Petty Traders in Post-Soviet Russia" by Kamil Wielecki GISB 1106.
  • Friday, April 6, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m. "Chekhov's Medical Aesthetics", Woodburn Hall 009, talk given by Matthew Mangold, Post-doc at HSE, Moscow.
  • Friday, April 13, 9:00-11:30 a.m. IMU Stateroom. China Russia and the World: Focus on the Middle East, This symposium will address Chines and Russian involvements in the Middle East, exploring their consequences for the region and tracing the motivations that have shaped the nature of relations between the Middle Eastern states, Russia, and China, from the Cold War into the present.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m. "Double Exposures: Translating Dostoevsky's Corpses", Woodburn Hall 009, talk given by Elizabeth Geballe, Indiana University.
  • Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m. “Karma in ‘The Forged Coupon’: A Case Study in Tolstoyan Ideology as Narrative”, Woodburn Hall 009, talk given by Laurel Schmuck, University of Southern California.
  • Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Slavic Talent Show, Rawles Hall 100. Join us for a fun celebration of Slavic and East European languages and cultures at the annual Slavic Talent Show! There will be student performances and light refreshments. All are welcome!
  • Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. The Unkrainian Studies Organization presents "Geographical Attachment and Imaginative Freedom: Mikhail Bulgakov and Kyiv", GISB 3134. A talk by Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed. Born in Kyiv, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) spent years in the city that significantly shaped his artistic imagination. What is Bulgakov’s Kyiv? Why does this city have such a gripping effect? This presentation offers a brief journey into the Kyiv that Bulgakov seems to have never left.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. "From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy", Psychology Building 101. A talk by historian Sara Snyder, Associate Professor of History at American University.