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Tatiana Chudakova at the Anthropology of Europe Workshop

“Integrative Medicine for Disintegrating Bodies: Pluralist medical imaginaries in a Russian alternative medicine clinic”

by Tatiana Chudakova
Anthropology, University of Chicago

Discussant: Adam Baim, University of Chicago

Thursday, February 9
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

To get access to the paper, or if you have any other questions or need assistance getting to the workshop, please email Eli Thorkelson .

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

Vaclav Havel Exhibit at the Regenstein Library

VACLAV HAVEL
1936 -2011
Playwright, Dissident, Statesman:
A Life of Courage

Havel’s presidency focused on human rights and the global responsibility for their observance, the organization and integration of Europe and the place of the Czech Republic within it, globalization, the environment and its conservation. After his second full term in office ended in 2003 until his death in 2010, he continued to promote activities which would lead to a better understanding of these areas of concern.

The exhibit is located in the Fourth Floor Reading Room of the Joseph Regenstein Library, adjacent to the Slavic Reference Collection, and will run through May 2012.

For more info on this exhibit please see the following pdf: havel

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

Owen Kohl at the AEW Workshop

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop is pleased to announce:

Proxies

by Owen Kohl
Anthropology, University of Chicago

Discussant: Falina Enriquez, University of Chicago

To be followed by:
DINNER!

Thursday, January 26
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

Light Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for the dinner: trosen@uchicago.edu

To get access to the paper, or if you have any other questions or need assistance getting to the workshop, please email Tracey Rosen (trosen@uchicago.edu)

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

Agenda–Music and Marginality in the Balkans: The Edginess of Edges

Conference Agenda:

“Music and Marginality in the Balkans: the Edginess of Edges”
Friday, January 27, 2012
Franke Institute for the Humanities (1100 E. 57th Street, Chicago)

9:15-9:45 a.m. Continental breakfast

9:45-10:00 a.m. Opening remarks (Victor Friedman, Director, CEERES and Andrew Mellon Professor, University of Chicago) Continue reading →

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

Russian Studies Workshop TOMORROW

Please join the Russian Studies Workshop for the next meeting TOMORROW!

Peter Bagrov will be presenting his paper entitled “The workshop that was not: The history of the Cinema-Experimental Workshop/Kinoekperimental’naia masterskaia”.

Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, January 24th, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

The paper is now available on the workshop’s chalk site
<chalk.uchicago.edu> under “Current Paper.” If you do not have access to the chalk site, please email me at nbelsky@uchicago.edu, and she will be glad to send you a copy. Please also contact me iNatalia Belsky you have any questions, comments, or otherwise need assistance.

Differently abled persons who may need assistance are requested to email Workshop Coordinator Natalie Belsky in advance at nbelsky@uhicago.edu.

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

Teacher Workshop: “Islam and Identity in Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia”

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
(1100 E 57th St, JRL S-118)
Cost: $0

Teachers will recieve 3.5 CPDUs for attending. Registration is required. Please email immertreu@uchicago.edu to register/

At this workshop teachers will hear presentations that provide a foundation for teaching about the Islamic world and its diversity to their students. The focus will be on two edges of the Islamic world: Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia. Speakers will provide comparisons between Islamic religion and culture in these two regions and will also discuss how they compare with Middle Eastern Islam. The latter half of the workshop will emphasize pedagogy and teachers will have the opportunity to discuss strategies for incorporating new content and developing new lessons.

Please see the following pdf for more details: Islam and Identity in SE Asia and SE Europe_Flier (final)

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), Teacher Development, 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

Spring Festival of East European Music

University of Chicago International House, Center for Eastern European & Russian/Eurasian Studies, & Ens. Balkanske Igre present the 47th Anniversary

SPRING FESTIVAL, March 23-25, 2012

International House,1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

workshops, concert, parties, culture sessions featuring the dance and music of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean

Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm ( per workshop: $10/$12)

DANCE WORKSHOPS
Atanas Kolarovski Macedonian dances
Ahmet Lüleci Turkish dances
Ventzi Sotirov Bulgarian dances

MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Chris Bajmakovich accordion, Macedonian songs
Ljupčo Milenkovski Macedonian kaval, gajda
James Stoyanoff clarinet

special guest teacher Martin Koenig (Balkan dances) plus other teachers/artists tba

FRIDAY EVE PARTY, 8pm-midnight, dance workshop/party with Jim Stoyanoff & Orch Balkana ($10/15/20)

SATURDAY EVE, 6pm-1am, dinner, concert, & dance party with artists listed below ($30/$35/$40)
featuring live music by Balkanski Ritmi, Chris Bajmakovich, Ljupčo Milenkovski, Maleševski Zurli, Veselo Selo Tamburitza Orchestra. etc. plus ethnic Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian dance groups

INFORMATION: 847-331-7842 (English) or 847-858-9822

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

Esther Peters at the Russian Studies Workshop

Please join the Russian Studies Workshop for its the first meeting of the winter quarter of the on January 10th, when they will discuss a paper by Esther Peters (Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago) entitled “Writing, Body – Gogol’s Gesture”. Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, January 10th, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

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 Natalie Belsky at nbelsky@uchicago.edu, and I will be glad to send you a copy. Please also contact Natalie if you have any questions, comments, or otherwise need assistance.

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

Opening Reception, Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage

Opening Reception, Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM
DOVA Temporary Gallery, 5228 S. Harper Ave

Between 1956 and 2006 the Polish reporter and poet Ryszard Kapuściński travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting wars of decolonization, resistance movements, and everyday life. Kapuściński published numerous books in those 50 years, reknowned works of literary reportage that have been translated into 36 languages. Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage chronicles the writer’s life and work in a series of photographs, many taken by Kapuściński himself, accompanied by excerpts from Kapuściński’s writing and historical background on the events he witnessed.

The opening reception will include talks by Consul Robert Rusiecki of the Polish Consulate of Chicago and Kinga Kosmala, Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago. Light refreshments will be served.

Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage runs from January 9 -February 4, 2012

This exhibit is sponsored by The Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Chicago, The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the UChicago, UChicago’s Department of Visual Arts, DOVA (Department of Visual Arts) Temporary Gallery, and The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago.

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Chicago Events, Soviet Arts Experience, University of Chicago Events