Department News

  • Encounters with Polish Literature is a new video series in English for anyone interested in literature and the culture of books and reading. There are more points of contact between Polish writers and North American culture than many readers realize. Each month, host David A. Goldfarb presents a new topic in conversation with an expert on that author or book or movement in Polish literature. Click here to learn more about this video series to see the full schedule.

  • Click here to view the office hours for Winter 2021. If you cannot make the posted times, contact your instructor to set up another time.

  • A Tribute to Professor Robert Bird | It is with deep sadness and disbelief that we have faced the passing of our colleague Robert Bird on September 7, 2020. Robert was diagnosed with colon cancer at Christmas time, and in his characteristically stoic way, asked that his colleagues in the Slavic Department not be told until after the holidays....

    Read the rest of the tribute here.

  • Click here to watch a recent round table discussion featuring Human Rights Activist Ales Bialiatski, Political Scientist Michael McFaul, and Historian David Marples. Also featured are Olga V. Solovieva and Zhanna Charniauskaya.

  • With the holidays approaching, some simple measures can improve the safety of family celebrations. Dr. Emily Landon, Executive Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at UChicago Medicine, has provided recommendations and considerations to guide your preparations for travel and reconnecting with family. She addresses issues such as how to plan for trips during the pandemic, precautions to take for in-person celebrations, and things to discuss before a family get-together. Continuing to uphold the UChicago Health Pact can limit the spread of COVID-19 at home as well as on campus.

  • Click here to view the office hours for Autumn 2020. If you cannot make the posted times, contact your instructor to set up another time.

  • Professor Bożena Shallcross recently published an article titled, “The Muselmann and the Necrotopography of a Ghetto" in The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim), Dennis Bock and Michael Becker, eds., vol. 34, 2020: 3, 220-240. Learn more by reading “Behind the Issue," where Alexa Asher (University of Haifa) interviews Bożena Shallcross about the above article for The Journal of Holocaust Research. Congratulations, Bożena!

  • Undergraduate students working in any relevant discipline are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the UCLA Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies by October 5, 2020. More information can be found on their website.