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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.



Belfast account

Please note that following the recent sign-over of accounts after the AGM, we were advised that bank charges have increased drastically. Given that our Belfast account has been close to dormant in the last ten years or more, the Executive Committee took the decision to close that account in order not to deplete funds further, which has now happened. Please make all future payments into the Dublin account. We have also now set up a PayPal facility which will be available on this site shortly.



The IARCEES committee has commissioned a logo for the Association and has asked its members to indicate their preferred design (below and as JPEG; PDF).

We are pleased to announce that the winning logo is No 1. Thank you to everybody who took part in the process by commenting and casting their vote.

Logo designs 15


39th IARCEES Annual Conference: 'Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe', Trinity College Dublin, 7-10 May, 2015

IARCEES Conference logo

The conference was again a very successful event, featuring a keynote by Polly Jones and 60 papers across 12 panels delivered by Irish and international scholars. The pub night was also well received. Congratulations and thanks to the organisers and helpers. The programme and abstracts book are available here, and the conference report will be uploaded shortly.

Please note that membership is due for renewal at the time of the conference. Members who did not attend can claim their copy of ISS 24 and 25 from Jonathan Murphy .


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