A collection of slideshows, pdfs and online exhibitions compiled by PJRC staff, students, and librarians on topics relating to Central and Eastern European history, literature, and culture:

  • An exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the abolition of serfdom in the Russian Empire. The Emancipation Manifesto of 1861 freed more than 23 million people. This was just the beginning of a long process to reform the peasantry.

  • Exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) / Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), highlighting the scholarly contributions of associated faculty and fellows.

  • Online exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chair in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, covering the history of its establishment, activities, and teaching.

  • Exhibition organized to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Fyodor M. Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment (1866).

  • An online exhibition on the architecture of Austria-Hungary.

  • An online exhibition on circus culture in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s.

  • A guide to resources on Moscow Conceptualism and Sots-Art at the University of Toronto Libraries.

  • An online exhibition on the political and cultural histories of the oldest universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • The exhibition on contemporary reactions to the Russian Revolution highlights and promotes the variety and depth of the library’s holdings in different languages on this topic, with especial focus on primary sources, such as newspaper reports,…

  • An online exhibition on female political leaders of Central and Eastern Europe.

  • This exhibition highlights the photographic production of several classic Russian authors. The accompanying text provides context for the writers’ literary and photographic work. Featured writer-photographers include Countess Sophia Tolstoy,…