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Alash Ensemble Concert at Univ of Chicago

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

Sunday April 29th at 6pm

Fulton Recital Hall
Goodspeed Hall, FL 4
1010 E. 59th St.
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL Continue reading →

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27th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference at Univ of Chicago

This year’s 27th annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT)
conference to be held at the University of Chicago (Ida Noyes Hall,
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) on Friday and Saturday, May
4th and 5th, will feature over twenty panels with papers presented by
graduate students and professors over the course of two days on a
variety of subjects.

Some highlights from this year’s conference include a roundtable
discussion, “Picturing Prophecy: The Falnama (Book of Omens) in
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Iran and Turkey,” with Kathryn
Babayan (University of Michigan), Serpil Bağcı (Hacettepe University,
Ankara, Turkey), Massumeh Farhad (Freer and Sackler Galleries,
Smithsonian Institution), and Cornell Fleischer (University of
Chicago) and a keynote lecture,”Cultures of Literacy and Social
Practice in Early Modern Isfahan,” by Kathryn Babayan.

Visit http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/mehat/conference for the
complete conference schedule.

For further inquiries, please email the organizers at
mehat2012@gmail.com.

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Screening: “Preserving the Sacred Cultural Heritage of Macedonia”

Tuesday, April 24
5pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities

“Preserving the Sacred Cultural Heritage of Macedonia”

A Documentary by historic preservationist Dr. Pance Velkov, President of the Makedonida Foundation

Followed by a discussion with Pance and Gordana Nestorovska Velkov

Co-Sponsored by CEERES and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

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

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book: Ahmed I Album”

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is pleased to present:

Dr. Serpil Bagci
Chair of the Dept. of Art History, Hacettepe University,
and Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book:
Ahmed I Album”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
5:00pm
Commons Room, Swift Hall

Reception to follow

Individuals who believe that may need assistance should contact Erin Glade at misichicago@gmail.com

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Ognen Spasovski at the Comparative Human Development Workshop

Lecture
“Where East Meets West: On Cultural Perspectives of the Subjective Well-Being in the Republic of Macedonia”
Ognen Spasovski PhD
Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychology

April 18

At the Comparative Human Development Workshop
Harper 130
4:30p.m.-6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Spasovski outside of the workshop please email Cassie Freeman at cafreeman@uchicago.edu

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Program: Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

University of Chicago, April 20th, 2012
Foster Hall, Room 103, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Chair
Valentina Pichugin (University of Chicago)

9:00-9:30 Rafael Abramovitz, Andrew Dombrowski, Quinn Dombrowski, Anton Osten (University of Chicago)
“Etymological markup of the birchbark letter corpus: Methodologies and results.”

9:30-10:00 Erik Houle (University of Chicago) Continue reading →

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A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madzirov

The University of Chicago’s Poem Present Reading and Lecture Series and the Poetry Foundation are pleased to present…

Nikola Madžirov

A Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:30 PM
Social Sciences Tea Room 201
Reception to Follow Continue reading →

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Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film

Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film
Program

April 13-14, 2012
at the Loyola University’s Sullivan Center (6339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660)

Friday, April 13th

6:30
Opening Reception

7:45PM
Šantićeva 88
Director: Šemsudin Gegić
Documentary, 2011, 26 minutes

8:15PM
Sevdah za Karima
Sevdah for Karim
Director: Jasmin Duraković
Feature, 2010, 95 minutes Continue reading →

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“Defaults and Difference” – Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

“Defaults and Difference”
The Fourteenth University of Michigan – University of Chicago Graduate Student
Conference in Linguistic Anthropology
To be held at the University of Chicago, May 11th& 12th, 2012

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, March 30th, 2012

Keynote Speaker:
Elizabeth Povinelli, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, CEERES Events/News

Jo-Ann Gross: “The Motif of the Cave and the Narrative Tradition of Nāṣir-i Khusraw in Badakhshan”

The Motif of the Cave and the Narrative Tradition of Nāṣir-i Khusraw in Badakhshan

Professor Jo-Ann Gross (Professor of Middle Eastern and Central Eurasian History, The College of New Jersey)

4:30pm
April 11, 2012
Social Sciences Tea Room

This paper draws attention to the important role of oral tradition in Badakhshan through an analysis of the motif of the cave in narratives concerning Nāṣir-i Khusraw’s exile and burial in Yumgān, where Naṣir-i Khuraw spent the last fifteen to twenty years of his life and where his mazār is located. Utilizing a risāla and its various recensions dating from the fifteenth-century to the present, along with stories collected during the course of field research in Badakhshan between 2004-2008, the author will analyze the motif of the cave and the symbolic elements of enclosure related to parallel Islamic, Iranian and Central Asian traditions.

Co-sponsored by CEERES, MEHAT, and the Shi’ism Discussion Group.

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