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    Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies

    Cumann Slaiviseach na hEireann

Welcome to the site of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies, IARCEES. This site provides information about the Association's background and current activities, membership and publications.

The principal activities of the Association are organising an annual conference and publishing the biennial Irish Slavonic Studies. Regular updates concerning the annual conference and other Association affairs are also posted on our Facebook page.

We aim to expand our range of activities and to develop our Association as a forum for anyone with an interest in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and welcome any suggestions and ideas.




IARCEES Conference logo

39th IARCEES Annual Conference

‘Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe’

Trinity College Dublin, 7-10 May, 2015

The conference programme and further information can be found here.

NEW: Book of abstracts available for download

Please note that membership is due for renewal at the time of the conference.


Cycle against suicide

Our Membership Secretary, Dr Jonathan Murphy, is taking part in the 2015 charity cycle. If you would like to support the event (for example if you know someone who could provide a homestay in Birr) click here. We wish Jonathan the best of luck in this endeavour - it is a sign of true dedication that he is going to miss the grand finale to be at our conference!


TCD Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies Language and Lecture courses

The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at TCD is now offering a 5-week short semester course (10 hours total) for Russian for beginners, Advanced Polish, Polish for beginners and Advanced Russian, starting next week (27/4/15). Further details from Conny Opitz - please indicate which course you would be interested in taking.


Special Offer: Irish Slavonic Studies, Vol. 22, 'Stalin: His Times and Ours' (2005, ed. Geoff Roberts)

We are delighted to announce that we have copies of the above book for sale at €10 plus postage (discount for multiple copies).

Please order from the editor.

Cover Special Issue ISS, Vol. 22, Stalin: His time and ours