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Graduate Student Conference, January 2014

January 24, 2014

Location:2440R Richcraft Hall

Following the success of last year’s graduate student conference, a second one will be held in January 2014. The conference is called:

“Russian and Eurasian Spaces: Past and Present”

Friday, January 24, 2014


Board of Governor’s Conference Room,  River Building 2440-R

Russia is unique in its size and span of two continents, and its role in influencing the region has been great. This conference will have a specific focus on Eurasia and its relation to Russia, both historically and in the present. Graduate students studying Russia and Eurasia and the many different issues in the region will be presenting their research. The conference is an interdisciplinary one, and themes that will be addressed include sociology, history, political science, literature, international relations and cultural and gender studies. This is an excellent opportunity to become more familiar with the current research that is happening on the region – for students, professors, and members of the community alike.

Following the conference, the Embassy of the Russian Federation is graciously hosting a reception for students and conference attendees. If you would like to be put on the guest list for this reception, please email

To see the contact information and call for papers, please click here.

For a program of the conference, please click here.

Graduate students: On Thursday, January 23, EURUS is hosting an informal pub night to hear about conference keynote speaker Krista Goff’s research. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Michigan, and will be speaking about her research topic; Soviet ethnography and minority assimilation in the Caucasus. However, she will focus more on her methodology and experiences doing fieldwork in the Caucasus. it promises to be an interesting topic of discussion, and all students are encouraged to attend. We will meet at the Fox & Feather Pub (283 Elgin Street) at 6pm for drinks, and her presentation will begin at 7pm.