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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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Preliminary programme now available

Registration for presenters closes 15/4/19

See below for information on a Graduate Workshop on CEE on 26/4/19

The 42nd Annual International Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies


will take place from 9-11 May 2019, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.


Image: Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

We are pleased to announce that registration for participants and delegates is now open via this Eventbrite link. Please note that to be included in the final programme you need to be registered by 15 April 2019.

Public keynote address by Dr. Samuel Greene, King’s College London
"Russia’s Putin: The Co-Construction of Russian Authoritarianism"
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4pm-6pm, John Hand Room, Senior House, All Hallows Campus
Please see the Keynote flier for more information.

Book launch & reception
"Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past"
edited by Róisín Healy Róisín Healy, NUI Galway and launched by Judith Devlin, UCD
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 6pm-8pm, John Hand Room, Senior House, All Hallows Campus

The IARCEES AGM takes place on Friday, 10 May, from 12:30-14:30, in AHC PG02.

Preliminary programme

Call for Papers (closed)


Call for papers

Workshop on "Central and Eastern Europe in Transition", NUIM, 26/4/19

Organisers: Sven Milekic and Keith Harrington

This one-day workshop aims to bring together graduate students in Ireland working on Russian, Central, and Eastern European topics, in any period and in any discipline.

Call for Papers

Please send in abstracts for papers, no longer than 300 words, for presentations lasting 15-20 minutes, by April 5th, with an accompanying short biography (up to 200 words maximum).