SLI: Current Announcements

The Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) has offered intensive summer language courses for over 25 years. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages, Pitt's SLI provides courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croation/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt's campus or on one of the SLI's many abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximaely one academic year's worth of course work during a single summer.

Generous scholarships are available to all applicants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but to be considered for priority funding, submit your application by the first Friday in March. Visit the SLI Website for details.  Apply now!

Project GO! Summer scholarships for ROTC students

Summer Project GO Fellowships for development of Russian language proficiency are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in an Army, Navy, or Air Force ROTC program at any US college or university.    More information about Project GO Fellowships and SLI! Additional information available at the REES Project Go Webpage.

Russian Film Symposium

The 2018 for the Russian Film Symposium will be Monday, April 30 through Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The four evening screenings will be run from Wednesday through Saturday.  The title for this years Symposium is "A Specter is Haunting Russia: History and Cinema."  

The Balkan and Central Asian Women Filmmakers: Finding their own voices in post-socialist cinema

The keynote address will introduce the weekend's film festival, celebrating the amazing film work being done women in the Balkans and Central Asia. The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Yana Hashamova, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University.

Friday, September 29
Opening remarks

Keynote speaker: Dr. Yana Hashamova "What is Women's Cinema and How Does it Look in the Balkans and Central Asia?"
4 pm in Frick Fine Arts 125

Film screening
Svetla Tsotsorkova Thirst (Zhazhda, Bulgaria, 2016), a post-screening discussion with Dr. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva, Film Critic, Bulgaria 5 pm - 7 pm in Frick Fine Arts 125

Saturday, September 30
Film screening

Ines Tanovic’s Our Everyday Life (Naša svakodnevna priča, Bosnia, 2015), and a post-screening discussion with with the director, Ines Tanovic, Bosnia 10 am - 1 pm in Frick Fine Arts 125

Film screening
Zhanna Issabayeva’s Nagima (Kazakhstan, 2013) and a post-screening discussion with the director, Zhanna Issabayeva, Kazakhstan 3 pm - 6 pm in the Cathedral of Learning, room 232

Sunday, October 1
Film Screening

Ruxandra Zenide, Ryna (Romania, 2006), a post-screening discussion with Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Director of European Studies, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 am - 1 pm, CL 232

Roundtable “Ethnicity, Gender, Citizenship: How can we claim to know?"
Facilitated by Dr. Nancy Condee, 1 pm - 3:30 pm in CL 156

Slovak Heritage Festival

The 27th annual Slovak Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning. The Slovak Studies Program website will have more details about the Festival as the date draws near under "Current Information" or click here.  Free street parking or park at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial garage.