Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey at IHouse

For UChicago ID holders only:

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
presents
The 2012 King Abdullah II Leadership Lecture

A conversation with

Ahmet Davutoglu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Turkey

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
1:30 p.m.

International House
Assembly Hall
University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois
Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Professor/Førsteamanuensis (Associate Professor) of Russian literature/culture, University of Tromsø

University of Tromsø
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education – Department of Culture and Literature
Professor/Førsteamanuensis (Associate Professor) of Russian literature/culture

Professor/Førsteamanuensis (Associate Professor) of Russian literature/culture at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Department of Culture and Literature

Application deadline: 26.6.2012
The following reference number must be quoted in your application: 2010/3737

The University of Tromsø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, has a position vacant as Professor/Associate Professor of Russian literature/culture. The position is attached to the Department of Culture and Literature.

Further information about the position is available by contacting Associate Professor Yngvar Steinholt, e-mail: yngvar.steinholt@uit.no, or Head of Department Cathrine Theodorsen, tel. +47 77 64 55 89, e-mail: cathrine.theodorsen@uit.no Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

ARIT Fellowships 2013-2014

ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2013-2014
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2013-2014. ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2013-2014, pending funding. ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from one to three months up to terms of a year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2012. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2013. Continue reading →

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Lead Instructor and Guest Lecturers for IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms program

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Position Summary

IREX seeks candidates for a lead instructor and guest lecturers to administer an online global education professional development course.

The Teachers for Global Classrooms program, a program of the Department of State and administered by IREX, strives to build capacity for globalizing U.S. classrooms and core curriculum by providing American secondary educators with intensive training in skills, techniques, and methodologies that would facilitate this process. The online professional development course objectives include, but are not limited to:

·Defining and analyzing the term global education for secondary education;
·Identifying and characterizing global competencies and best practices in secondary education;
·Adapting and integrating global competencies into core curriculum and standards;
·Reflecting on professional application and practice;
·Developing and refining unit plan(s) with global perspective; and
·Creating or expanding tools for assessing student work with a global education lens. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings, Teacher Development

Re-Imagining Alexander in the “East”: Islamic Studies Workshop

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is pleased to present the following workshop:

Re-Imagining Alexander in the “East”

Friday, May 18, 2012
1:00-5:30 pm
Cochrane-Woods Arts Center, Room 157 Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Rachel Leslie, U.S. State Department Speaker

Rachel Leslie, U.S. State Department Hometown Diplomat Program, University
of Chicago

Thursday, May 17, 4:00-5:00 PM, Harper Memorial, Room 150

Spaces are limited. If interested, please RSVP to Patrick Houlihan,
houlihan@uchicago.edu before May 16.

Through the State Department’s Hometown Diplomat Program, its employees
speak to students of all ages, local organizations, state and local elected
officials, and others to explain the work of the State Department and why
it matters. The program helps the U.S. Department of State establish and
maintain relationships with individuals and local communities. This
presentation will provide information about careers in the State Department
and what a career in the Foreign Service entails. Continue reading →

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

Fulbright Fellowship Workshop – Graduate Students

Fulbright Fellowship Workshop on Thursday, May 10 at 12:00 noon in Classics 110

The Graduate Student Affairs will discuss the following fellowship opportunities for students who will be enrolled in a UChicago graduate program at the time of application (Fall 2012) and who wish to study or do research abroad.

· Fulbright IIE U.S. Student Program: research worldwide; U.S. citizens;

· Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad): research in non-Western world areas; U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

· DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): year-long research in Germany; international students eligible;

· Georges Lurcy Educational Trust: year-long research in France; U.S. citizens.

No preparation or registration is needed for the workshop. Applicants to these fellowships must make an advising appointment with Graduate Student Affairs, preferably this spring or summer. Students who need accommodation or have questions should contact Brooke Noonan, brookec@uchicago.edu.

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

German-Jewish Echoes in the Contemporary Middle East

German-Jewish Echoes in the Contemporary Middle East
an international conference at the University of Chicago

May 7-8, 2012
Events begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Participants:
Gish Amit, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Atef Botros, Marburg University
Mark Gelber, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ruth Ginsburg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jens-Peter Hanssen, University of Toronto
Omar Kamil, Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig
Kader Konuk, University of Michigan
Aamri Mufti, UCLA
Nasrin Rahimieh, UC Irvine

All events at:
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637

For more information, see the conference website:
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/echoes/

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Zhivka Valiavicharska at the Russian Studies Workshop

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, May 8, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

The next meeting of the interdisciplinary Russian Studies Workshop will be held on May 8, when they will discuss a paper by Zhivka Valiavicharska (Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago), entitled “Totalitarianism and Utopia: Dissident Discourses during Late Socialism”. Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and discussion will begin at 4:30.

The paper is now available on the workshop’s chalk site
under “Current Paper.” If you do not have access to the chalk site, please email Leah Goldman at ldgoldman@uchicago.edu to get a copy. Please also contact Leah if you have any questions, comments, or otherwise need assistance.

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

Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

The 14th Annual University of Michigan/University of Chicago “Michicagoan” Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

DEFAULTS AND DIFFERENCE

May 11th and 12th, 2012

The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Keynote speech: Friday, May 11th, 6:00 PM
Elizabeth Povinelli, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
“The Will and the Otherwise” Continue reading →

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