Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
CSEEES is devoted to promoting coursework, comparative research, teacher training, and graduate student and undergraduate student training in the social sciences and humanities associated with Russia, the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia. Faculty associated with CSEEES offer over 350 courses each year in a broad range of disciplines, including history, economics, cultural anthropology, political science, literature, linguistics and languages. As a Title VI center, CSEEES works closely with its counterpart at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Summary of 2019-2020 Programs
During 2019-2020 SEELRC (1) published online 137 instructional and testing materials, including improvements to Polish Language and Culture Through Film, development of Hindi teaching materials, Armenian Reference Grammar, updates/supplements to the Russian Grammatical Dictionary, and many other instructional materials; (2) attracted almost 40,000 unique users to SEELRC websites; (3) published 4 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in SEELRC’s online journal Glossos as well as 23 conference and workshop presentations; (4) administered Russian language proficiency testing to 24 Duke language students; (5) hosted 4 institutes and workshops; and (6) collaborated with minority serving institutions and K-12 public schools and other partners to conduct 3 workshops and other programs.
2019-2020 Notable Programs
- Publication online of instructional and testing materials for Slavic and Eurasian languages at multiple proficiency levels
- Publication of peer-reviewed scholarly articles in SEELRC’s online journal Glossos
- Collaboration with minority serving institutions and K-12 public schools and other partners to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences, and other programs (including the Olympiada of Spoken Russian)
- Sponsoring the Summer Institute on Slavic and Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research, and Testing (July 22-24, 2019) and CEFR Proficiency Testing Training (July 25-27, 2019)
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