CEERES of Voices

About A Ceeres of Voices:

CEERES, pronounced /ˈsirēz/, is the acronym for the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. Together with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we are delighted to announce the launch of the CEERES of Voices Event Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Eurasia, and the Caucasus. The books being discussed are identified in a various ways: through publishers’ contacts with the bookstore or through faculty requests to CEERES to host the author. Although we have collaborated on several activities already this academic year, it is only starting in January 2017 that our collaborations will fall under this new umbrella and be part of a named event series.

Below, you'll find a listing of upcoming CEERES events, archive of past events, video interviews, and relevant episodes of our podcast, Open Stacks

Past Interviews:

1/23/18 - Russia in Flames - Laura Engelstein and Faith Hillis

12/15/17 - The House of Government - Yuri Slezkine and Eleonor Gilburd

11/10/17 - Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution - Julia Alekseyva and Hillary L. Chute

10/25/17 - The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - Masha Gessen and Konstantin Sonin

10/17/17 - The Prague Sonata - Bradford Morrow and Esther Peters

4/29/17 - Voroshilovgrad - Serhij Zhadan and Roman Ivashkiv

4/10/17 - The Fifth Dimension - Martin Vopěnka and Esther Peters

2/17/17 - Violence As A Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community - Max Bergholz and Victor Friedman

1/12/17 - Country of Red Azaleas - Domnica Radulescu and Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

Winter 2019 Program

Fri. 2/1: Katherine M. H. Reischl - Photographic Literacy: Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors

Mon. 2/18: Keith Gessen - A Terrible Country - Robert Bird

Wed. 4/3: Victoria Smolkin - A Sacred Space Is Never Empty

Mon. 4/15: Katherine Verdery - My Life as a Spy

Thu. 5/2: Ellen Cassedy - On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash - Jessica Kirzane

Mon. 5/13: Eleonory Gilburd - To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

Spring 2018 Program:

Tue. 5/8: Misha Friedman - Never Remember: Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia

Winter 2018 Program:

Tue. 1/23: Laura Engelstein - "Russia in Flames" - Faith Hillis

Fri. 3/2: Linor Goralik - Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview - Maya Vinokour

Fri. 3/23: Catalina Florina Florescu - Transational Narratives in Englishes of Exile - Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

Fall 2017 Program:

Tue. 10/7: Bradford Morrow - "The Prague Sonata" - Esther Pe

Wed. 10/25: Masha Gessen - "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia" - Konstantin Sonin

Fri. 11/10: Julia Alekseyeva - "Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution" - Hillary Chute

Fri. 12/15: Yuri Slezkine - "The House of Government" - Eleonor Gilburd

Spring 2017 Program:

Mon. 4/10: Martin Vopenka - "The Fifth Dimension" - Esther Peters

Sat. 4/29: Serhiy Zhadan - "Voroshilovgrad" - Roman Ivashkiv