Monthly Archives: September 2010

Clinical Ethnography and Medicine, the Body, and Practice Workshops Present a Paper by Eugene Raikhel, October 5

The following message comes to CEERES from the Clinical Ethnography Workshop:

The Autumn quarter Clinical Ethnography workshop schedule has been posted, and may be viewed here. Workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00pm in HD South (5736 S. Woodlawn), room 301, unless otherwise noted.

Our first workshop of the year will take place on Tuesday, October 5th (location to be announced), and will be co-sponsored with the Workshop on Medicine, the Body, and Practice. Pizza will be served!

Clinical Ethnography & Medicine, the Body, and Practice

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Eugene Raikhel, Ph.D. Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

“Rehabilitation from abroad? Transforming self and sociality in Russian Alcoholics Anonymous”

Discussant: E. Summerson Carr, Ph.D. School of Social Service Administration & Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

10/5/2010, 4:30-6pm, HD South (5736 S. Woodlawn), room 301

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Talia Weiner (tweiner1@uchicago.edu).

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Kabile Bulgarian Bitov (folk instruments) Orchestra at Lake Street Church in Evanston, September 20

The Orchestra will perform at the Lake Street Church (607 Lake St.) in Evanston at 7:30pm on September 20.

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Damir Imanović, Bosnian sevdalinka performer at The Old Town School of Folk Music, September 22-23

“Damir Imamović’s reinterpretation of Sevdah music writes out a new chapter of its history.”- JazzFest Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Damir Imamović is one of the most important Bosnian musicians of his generation and an authority on Sevdah, an ancient traditional form of music unique to the Balkans particularly Bosnia-Herzegovina. Damir has made several notable recordings and takes this traditional art to new heights with soaring, passionate vocals accompanied by guitar. Imamović will perform from 8:30-10:30pm on September 22 at The Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N. Lincoln Ave.). On September 23, he will give a workshop at the same location.

To see a full list of upcoming Chicago area events featuring Imanović, please click here.

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Mahala Rai Banda from Romania Performs at Chicago World Music Festival, September 24

On September 24, the renowned ensemble, Mahala Rai Banda, will perform at Martyr’s (3855 N. Lincoln Ave.) at 8:00pm.

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Balkan Orthodox Festival at St. Mary Romanian Church, September 25

Balkan Orthodox Festival will be held at St. Mary Romanian Church (4225 N Central Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1800) church phone:  (773) 736-1153, 847-800-6522 (John Kisereu)

9/25: soccer, chess, and a ping-pong tournament will happen during the day, in the evening, there will be a dance party with Orchestra Wallachia and a DJ

12:00pm – lunch

2:00pm – concert with Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, and Serbian folklore dance performances

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Chicago International Film Festival to Feature Romanian Films “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle” and “Tuesday after Christmas”, October 7-21, exact details to follow soon

The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will feature “If I want to whistle, I whistle” (dir. Florin Serban) and “Tuesday after Christmas”. Exact details will be released at the Festival website soon.

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Midwest Russian History Workshop at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 8-9

The Midwest Russian History Workshop will be held in the Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Language Building at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning at 3:00pm on October 8. For more details about papers and presenters, please visit the workshop website.

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Romanian Author Dumitru Tsepeneag to Do Bilingual Reading at the Conference “How Translation Transforms the Humanities”, October 16

On October 16 at 12:30pm, author Dumitru Tsepeneag will do a bilingual reading in Romanian and English with Jane Kuntz as part of the “Shifting Paradigms: How Translation Transforms the Humanities” Conference. The conference will be held in the Levis Faculty Center at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To read more about the conference, please click here.

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Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships Offer Opportunities in Germany

The following announcement comes to CEERES from the Humboldt Foundation:

The Humboldt Research Fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and all disciplines to carry out research projects for extended periods of time in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany.

Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the quality and feasibility of the proposed research and the applicant’s publications.

Postdoctoral scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within four years prior to the application submission date are eligible for a fellowship award that:

-Allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany.
-Provides a monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR.

Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage.

Scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years prior to the application submission date are eligible for a fellowship award that:

-Allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany.
-May be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months each.
-Provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR.

Application materials and detailed information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage.

Additional allowances are available for accompanying family mem bers, travel expenses, and German language instruction.

Applications may be submitted at any time to the Humboldt Foundation in Bonn.

The review process takes several months, and the selection committee meets three times a year to review applications.

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Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia, a Collaboration with the IMARES Program; Deadline October 30

The following message comes to CEERES from the USSR-St.Petersburg (Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia) Program:
30 October 2010 – USSR deadline

Visit: http://www.eu.spb.ru/semester
(Please respond to Sergey Erofeev at erofeev@eu.spb.ru)

We are happy to announce that following the successful experience of RSSA (Russian Studies Semester Abroad) the European University at St. Petersburg will repeat this program from 1 February 2011.  It has been rebranded USSR (Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia) and will be delivered to advanced undergraduates.  As a BA study abroad module, USSR is finely tuned to the needs of undergrads.  At the same time, it also brings the benefits of collaborating with the famous IMARES program (http://www.eu.spb.ru/imares)

- Ideal for those who at the undergraduate level are seriously planning careers in relation to Russian and Eurasian affairs

-The program draws upon the resources of IMARES, the internationally renowned Master’s program in Russian and Eurasian Studies (www.eu.spb.ru/imares)

-Professional academic training plus diverse personal experience of Russian society

-Courses include on-site classes in cultural and historical venues of Saint Petersburg, an international cultural hub

Workload and Credits:

-Semester of 13 weeks, from 12 to 24 class hours per week

-The choice of 3 to 5 courses corresponding to 18 to 30 ECTS credits (9 to 15 US credits).

-Each subject course carries 6 ECTS credits (3 US credits) and is taught for 4 academic hours per week plus homework.

-Delivered through lectures and seminar sessions for which home reading is assigned, each course involves submitting one or two essays.

-Russian language is taught for 8 hours per week in groups corresponding to proficiency level. The course carries 12 ECTS credits (6 US credits).

USSR Courses
-History of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
-Russian Art from Icon to the Avant-garde
-Russian Society, Media and Culture
-Post-Soviet Political and Economic Transition
-Russian language

Logistics

EUSP provides visa and registration support. It also helps to house international students in Russian families or to rent separate apartments. Students use the library, computer facilities and other university services. More information on EUSP student life: www.eu.spb.ru/StudentLife.

The applicants to USSR (St. Petersburg) are expected to excel in their BA study at their home institution in one or more disciplines from a wide range of humanities, area/cultural studies or social sciences: from linguistics to history, from art history to journalism and from philosophy to sociology. There is no Russian language prerequisite as the main curriculum is
taught in English.

TO APPLY, GO TO
www.eu.spb.ru/ussr/apply

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