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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 →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Medieval Pottery between Armenia and Cilician Armenia

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents

Medieval Pottery between Armenia and Cilician Armenia

By Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Open to Public, Reception to follow

For assistance please contact Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian: hharoutu@uchicago.edu

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Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition to fund a graduate student-initiated and -organized (one-day) Jewish Studies conference to be held during the academic year 2012-13.

Following the success of previous student-organized conferences (“Irish and Jewish Identities: Links and Parallels” (2011) and “Borders in Jewish Thought” (2012)), we are issuing this call for proposals for a conference for the coming academic year. The Center will provide the successful proposal with a grant of $4,000, which it is expected the organizers will supplement with other funds they will raise from departments, schools, and other centers and sources of funding at the University. The Center will also advise organizers about raising funds, and will provide logistical support for the conference. Continue reading →

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

CFP: Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

Call for Proposals: Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition to fund a graduate student-initiated and -organized (one-day) Jewish Studies conference to be held during the academic year 2012-13.

Following the success of previous student-organized conferences (“Irish and Jewish Identities: Links and Parallels” (2011) and “Borders in Jewish Thought” (2012)), we are issuing this call for proposals for a conference for the coming academic year. The Center will provide the successful proposal with a grant of $4,000, which it is expected the organizers will supplement with other funds they will raise from departments, schools, and other centers and sources of funding at the University. The Center will also advise organizers about raising funds, and will provide logistical support for the conference. Continue reading →

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

Adeeb Khalid: “Exploring Uzbekistan’s Cultural Revolution, 1917-1927″

Lecture
Adeeb Khalid: “Exploring Uzbekistan’s Cultural Revolution, 1917-1927″
May 21, 2012
3pm
Classics 110

Prof Khalid is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian
Studies and History at Carleton College. He is the author of two books, The Politics of Muslim
Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia (University of California
Press, 1998), and Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in
Central Asia (University of California Press, 2007), which won the
2008 AAASS Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize “for the most important
contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any
discipline of the humanities or social sciences published in English
in the United States in the previous calendar year.”

There will be a Q&A following the talk.

Co-sponsored by CEERES and the Central Asian Studies Society.

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