Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures works closely with other units at Harvard that study, teach, and research the Slavic world. Among the most important are:

We also work closely with the Harvard Language Resource Center, which holds audio course materials for our language courses.

Widener LibraryLibrary Resources

The collections of the Slavic Division at Widener Library offer resources for the study and research of Slavic culture without parallel at any American university. Please take a moment to review "Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Harvard" guide to see all that Harvard libraries offer. You are also welcome to contact the Slavic Division's librarians with your questions about the collections and your research (click on the "Research Contacts" tab). The Slavic Division at Widener Library has started a blog featuring the latest news about the collection, such as new acquisitions, gifts, special collections as well as its efforts in improving access to the materials through cataloging and digitization.

The Kilgour collection in the Houghton Library is the finest holding of Russian first imprints in the Western world. The library of the Davis Center also houses a separate specialized collection available to enrolled students.

Film Archives

The Harvard Film Archive houses an extensive and unique collection devoted to Russian and Ukrainian cinema, which includes 35- and 16-millimeter films.

Harvard Extension School and Summer School

Faculty from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures also teach at the Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. 

To search for courses at the Harvard Extension School, go to the "Course Search" page and enter the appropriate keyword. 

Harvard Summer School gives you an opportunity to take an intensive Russian language course in Cambridge, but also offers courses through: