Monthly Archives: February 2011

Film: “Inspirations: Bedreddin of Simavna”, Professor Cemal Kafadar, March 3

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Lecture: Ottomen and Eurowomen: Explorations in Ottoman Xenology, Professor Cemal Kafadar, March 4

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Colloquium: St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature, Mikhail Kuraev, March 28

Mikhail Kuraev | St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature

WHEN Monday, March 28, 2011, 4:30 – 5:30pm
WHERE Foster 103
1130 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
EVENT TYPE Lectures
BUILDING/ROOM Foster 103
PRIMARY SPONSOR CEERES, Slavic Department
PRESENTER Mikhail Kuraev
LECTURE TITLE St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature
CAMPUS MAP maps.uchicago.edu
DISABILITY CLAUSE Please contact the event sponsor(s) if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.
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Call for MA Research Participation: “Identity construction within Polish- American student community in Chicago”

See a message bellow from one of our MA students:

Hi all,

I’m doing my MA in the Social Sciences at UChicago. For my MA project, I want to conduct a study that will look at identity construction within Polish-American student community in Chicago. A special focus will be put on the role of language in this process. I’m looking for people who define themselves as Polish-Americans and will be willing to participate both in individual and group interview (which can be both in Polish and English).

If you’re willing to participate in my study, please contact me by email or phone at 773-732-4619. Since I want to conduct one group interview with all participants, I’ve created a doodle document to find a time slot that suits everyone (it’s for the next 3 weeks). The group interview will last
approximately one hour.
http://doodle.com/ib4zuaabcyg6pv75

In case you want to learn more about the project, I have attached the Informed_Consent_Form, which describes in detail what I will be asking about and what your rights are.
Best,
Kinga Kozminska

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RSO: Polski Stolik / Polish Table, Monday, February 28, 5pm

Polski Stolik meets weekly at 5pm at Hollowed Grounds.

For more information, e-mail Ola.

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46th Anniversary Folk Spring Festival, International House, March 25-27

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Ballet: “Creative Force” Spring Showcase, The Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, March 6

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March 6, 2011
4:00 pm and 6:30 pm
General Admission: $10.00 per ticket
Harris Theater  |  205 E Randolph Dr., Chicago

The Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is proud to present world premieres by Francisco Aviña and Amy E. Hall, the winners of Creative Force: The Joffrey’s Choreographers of Color Award.  The program will also feature new works by Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev.  This one-hour showcase, performed by Academy Trainees of The Joffrey Ballet, is perfect for all ages.

For tickets or more information contact 312.334.7777
or www.harristheaterchicago.org

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Coffee Conversations: Kyrgyzstan — Investigative Journalists Delegation, WorldChicago, March 10

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations

Kyrgyzstan and the Current State of Investigative Journalism

In partnership with the International Press Club of Chicago

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 8:30-9:30am

WorldChicago Office, 72 East Randolph, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

This delegation of 5 investigative journalists will be in Chicago as part of the Open World Program through the U.S. Congress and hosted by WorldChicago.

Come hear from our visiting experts!  Most individuals working in the media agree that freedom of the press in Kyrgyzstan has improved since April 2010. Still, the traditional media in Kyrgyzstan has great challenges in serving as watchdog organizations and performing investigative functions.

Continental breakfast provided.

Cost: Free

Reservations Required: Due to limited seating, advance registration is required.   Please RSVP to Donna Sadlicki atdsadlicki@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x104.

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The Annual Symposium of Soyuz, The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies, University of Urbana-Champaid, March 11-12

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REEEC Annual Center Conference

New Postsocialist Ontologies and Politics

THE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF SOYUZ
THE RESEARCH NETWORK FOR POSTSOCIALIST CULTURAL STUDIES
MARCH 11-12, 2011 – LEVIS FACULTY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

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Information about Shuttle Service from Chicago

PROGRAM

MARCH 11, FRIDAY – LEVIS CENTER, THIRD FLOOR

4:00pm
Reception

4:15pm-4:30pm
Introduction

4:30pm-6:30pm
Keynote Panel

Katherine Verdery (CUNY)
Michael Burawoy (UC Berkeley)

MARCH 12, SATURDAY

9:00am-10:30am
New Geopolitical Imaginaries I: What East-West Directionality?

Neoliberalism, Markets, and Socialism
Johanna Bockman (George Mason University)

Ghosts of ’97: Ponzi Finance as a Living Paradigm of Postsocialist Neoliberalism
Smoki Musaraj (The New School)

Provincializing Neoliberalism through Culture(s)
Manduhai Buyandelger (MIT)

Reinstating International Women’s Day: Communist Relic, Euro-Conformity, or Radical Feminism?
Karen Kapusta-Pofahl (Washburn University)

Discussant: Maria Todorova (University of Illinois)

10:45am-Noon
What Was the Socialist Subject?

Commodity-As-Comrade: The Politics and Practice of Consumption in Brezhnev’s Lithuania
Diana Mincyte (Yale University)

Transnational Epistemic Communities in Socialist Psychology
Tuomas Laine-Frigren (Jyväskylä/Aleksenteri Institute, Helsinki)

From Socialist Internationalism to Contemporary Nomadism
Beth Hinderliter (SUNY, Buffalo)

Discussant: Neringa Klumbyte (Miami University)

1:00pm-2:15pm
New Geopolitical Imaginaries II: The Whiteness of State Socialism and Postsocialism

In the Claws of the Black Crab: Historical Imagination in Postcolonial Europe
Dace Dzenovska (University of Latvia)

From Non-Alignment to EU: the case of socialist Yugoslavia and postsocialist Slovenia
Nina Vodopivec (Institute for Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Whitened Histories: Revision, Reaction and Race in the Post-State-Socialist Politics of History in Hungary
József Böröcz (Rutgers University)

Discussant: Bruce Grant (NYU, ASEEES)

2:30pm-3:45pm
Living in Truth: Making Postsocialist Subjects

“The Power of the Powerless”: Eastern European Socialist Dissent, Western Theories of Civil Society, and their Brokers
Jonathan Larson (University of Iowa)

Secrets and Lies: “Truth-telling” and transparency in Hungary’s informer scandals
Maya Nadkarni (Swarthmore College)

Transparency between West and East
Susanne Cohen (Temple University)

Discussant: Jessica Greenberg (Northwestern)

4:00pm-5:30pm
Postsocialism as a Global Political Condition?

Post-Socialism is not Dead: Re-conceptualizing the Global in Comparative Education
Iveta Silova (Lehigh University)

A Genealogy of (post-)Soviet Dependency: Civil Rights or Redistribution
Cassandra Hartblay (University of North-Carolina, Chapel Hill)

The Politics of Recognition in Post-Socialist Latvia
Alexandre Beliaev (University of California, Berkeley)

Future as a Predicament: Answerable Politics and the Crisis of Youth in Postwar Bosnia
Larisa Kurtovic (University of California, Berkeley)

Postsocialism and/as the Anthropology of Democracy
Jessica Greenberg (Northwestern University)

Discussant: Zsuzsa Gille  (University of Illinois)

5:30pm-6:30pm
Concluding Roundtable

SPONSORS

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Center for Advanced Study

European Union Center

Center for Global Studies

Unit for Criticism

Department of Political Science

Department of Anthropology

Department of Sociology

Department of Geography

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Recital: 2011 Artists-in-Residence of Jacobs School of Music Michael Pecak, Jinhee Han, Alyssa Cox, Polish Consulate, March 16

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

Mr. Zygmunt Matynia

requests an honor of your company, (invitation_16.03.2011)

at the recital by 2011 Artists-in-Residence of Jacobs School of Music

Michael Pecak, piano

Jinhee Han, cello

Alyssa Cox, soprano

Wednesday, March 16th at 6.30 p.m.

at the Polish Consulate

at 1530 North lake Shore Drive

The Polish Studies Center at Indiana University, one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the United States, pairs up with Indiana’s Jacobs School of Music in this unique concert. The Center’s 2011 Artists in Residence, winners of scholarships awarded for their musical skill and their knowledge of the Polish repertoire will present works by Karol Szymanowski, Witold Lutosławski, and Grażyna Bacewicz.

RSVP by Friday, March 11th to:

chicago.promotion@msz.gov.pl or by phone: 312-337-8166 ext. 217

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