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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.

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The 41st Annual and International Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies
Moore Institute, NUI Galway
4–6 May 2017

We are pleased to announce the next Annual IARCEES and International Conference which will take place at NUI Galway from 4-6 May 2017 and will address the theme of 'Journeys'. The conference will feature a dedicated ‘work‐in‐progress’ strand outside the theme for Irish‐based scholars across all relevant disciplines.

Please see the call for papers. The  deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 Dec 2016. Questions may be addressed to VP Róisín Healy.

Prof Stephen White awarded Honorary Life Membership of IARCEES

Prof Stephen White


During a special presentation reflecting on the 41 years of ISA/IAREES/IARCEES on the first day of the Annual Conference, Prof Stephen White was made an Honorary Life Member of the Association for his contribution to the development of Russian, Central and East European Studies in Ireland.


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.


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