Monthly Archives: January 2012

SENSATE: a journal for experiments in critical media practice

Sensate is a peer-reviewed, graduate-student-run journal for experiments in critical media practice. It aims to create, present, and critique innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences and to build on the groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to provide a forum for scholarly and artistic experiments not conducive to the printed page.

Sensate is currently accepting:
1. Submissions for publication (Due: February 8, 2012)
2. Applications (Due: February 1, 2012) Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Job Postings

“The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families After World War II”

Please join the Human Rights Workshop for their first session of the year on Wednesday, January 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Social Science 401 (1126 E. 59th Street).

Professor Tara Zahra, Department of History, will present “A ‘Psychological Marshall Plan'” and “Renationalizing Displaced Children,” chapters 3 and 4 from her recent book:

“The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families After World War II” Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Polski Stolik This Quarter

Cześć!

I am excited to say that we are bringing Polski Stolik back this quarter!

For those of you who are new to UChicago or PASA, Polski Stolik (Polish Table) is a weekly group of PASA members who meet to just hangout, drink coffee or watch a movie, but most importantly to practice Polish. Whether you are just learning Polish or are feeling a little homesick for a Polish speaking environment you should definitely come to Polski Stolik. Continue reading →

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, University of Chicago Events

Part Time Lecturer Positions at Harvard

The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University is currently looking for part time lecturers for the upcoming academic year.

Positions available to teach Social Studies 10, a year-long sophomore social theory course, and/or Social Studies 98, a series of semester-long junior tutorials, which immerse students in focused studies of social science or historical topics and which provide instruction in research methods. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

Letters from Siberian Deportees

Saturday, January 21 from 7-8:30pm

Join the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture to view 157 original handwritten and personal letters from Siberian deportees to their relatives, 218 original photographs from Siberia and 71 addressed envelopes. All of these items are extremely rare and of immense historical value. The program will consist of Lithuanian and English readings from the letters that are on display. Dr. Audrius Plioplys, curator of the Hope & Spirit series, will provide an explanation of each family’s history, along with a slide show of their letters and photographs.

Event Cost: $5

Click link for more details.

Posted in: Chicago Events, Uncategorized

Careers in International Development: Jan 17th

Along CAP’s Chicago Careers in Public and Social Services Program, the Millennium Campus Network Chicago District is hosting a panel event called Careers in International Development: What are they and how do I get professional experience? You are invited to attend this panel — it is focused on explaining the breadth of the field of International Development and it is a chance to network with professionals to learn about their experiences and insights as well as to increase your professional network and learn about job opportunities.

There will be free dinner served!! Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), Uncategorized, University of Chicago Events

Marina Abramović, A Lecture of Performance and its Future

Thursday, February 16, 6 pm

First United Methodist Church at the Unity Temple, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

http://www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/Arts-And-Architecture/2012-Abramovic-Marina.aspx

Marina Abramović has changed art. The preeminent performance artist of our time, her pioneering exploration of the genre began in the mid-1970s and continues to this day. Last year, the Serbian-born artist’s work was celebrated in a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the title piece, The Artist Is Present, Abramović sat motionless in the museum’s atrium every day for three months; the simple act of confronting her public for the exhibition’s duration, without uttering a word, captivated viewers and brought many of them to tears. Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, Uncategorized

Literary Translation Summer School, Online Lessons, Exams, Database

School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London

Here is information on four activities in 2012, three of which are new. Continue reading →

Posted in: Uncategorized

Lecture: Hakan Karateke, “Evliya Çelebi on Jews”

THE CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Friday Lecture Series
Presents
“Evliya Çelebi on Jews”
By
Hakan Karateke, Associate Professor
University of Chicago, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Friday, January 13, 2012 at 4:00pm
Stuart 105
5835 S. Greenwood., Chicago

Hakan Karateke, Associate Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Culture, Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages at the University of Chicago, works in the areas of Ottoman philology, epigraphy and codicology and alternating between the exciting realms of philology and history. His current project, Ottoman Turkish: The Social History of a Language, seeks to establish a narrative of the history of the Ottoman Turkish language by exploring and reconstructing the changing perceptions of the Turkish language over several centuries, as held by speakers living primarily in the Ottoman domains. Professor Karateke is the co-editor of both the online encyclopedic project, Historians of the Ottoman Empire, and the Database for Ottoman Inscriptions.

Reception to follow

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Summer Intermediate BCS position at Indiana University SWSEEL

The Indiana University Summer Language (SWSEEL) has openings for
instructors of second-year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. The Workshop is
an eight week intensive language course from June 4-July 27, 2012.
Teachers are expected on campus no later than June 3, when the
appointment begins. Duties include classroom instruction 4 hours per
day, Monday through Friday, lesson preparation, and grading.
Instructors are also responsible for one evening program (film and
discussion, lecture, etc.). Salary is commensurate with academic
level. Hiring will be contingent on instructor submission of course
syllabus by April 15, 2012. The SWSEEL Director may assist first-time
summer intensive instructor applicants in formulating the syllabus
based on course content from previous summers.

Please send a cover letter, two letters of reference , and CV to
SWSEEL Director (swseel@indiana.edu, 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, 502
Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405). Review of applications will
begin January 5, 2012. The search will remain open until the position
is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.
The University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and
nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Posted in: Job Postings