The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Center is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia at the University of Oregon. Together with its sister programs in the Oregon Consortium of International and Area Studies Programs (OCIAS), the Center is located in Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC) on the University of Oregon campus.
REEES is one of the oldest centers devoted to the study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in the United States. Established in 1968, it was a founding institutional member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In its first three decades, the Center brought together scholars with a shared interest in the region for occasional lectures, collaborative projects, and social events, and it allowed students in other departments to earn a certificate of mastery in the Russian and East European area. The Center today reflects this long history of interdisciplinary scholarly interaction, but the 1998 merger of REESC with the Russian Department has transformed a loose collegial grouping into a comprehensive degree-granting program at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.
REEES students may presently take courses in Russian language, literature, film, history, culture, and politics, and in East European and Eurasian geography, anthropology, art history, musicology, linguistics, history, religion, and sociology. Many of these fields offer enough specialized courses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia to allow students to develop a formal concentration within the larger interdisciplinary major, minor, or master’s program. Our roster of 13 participating faculty members and 13 associated, emeritus, and courtesy faculty comprises innovative and committed teachers, with distinguished and in many cases internationally-recognized records of scholarly publication.
REEES also hosts a variety of programs for the general public, including lectures and cultural events, such as plays and musical performances.
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