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Summer 2012 Intensive Advanced Turkish

(TURK 30101-30102-30103/NELG 30101-30102-30103) will once again beoffered during Summer Session 2012 at the University of Chicago.

Intensive Third Year Turkish is designed for the intermediate to advanced student with
two or more years of study in Modern Turkish, and also serves as an introduction to
Turkish Literature. The course is open to Students who have already taken Second
or Third Year Turkish. This class sequence aims to develop advanced proficiency in
Turkish, focusing on the four skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Short stories, novel excerpts, newspaper and academic articles, and poetry are read in the
original. A series of audio-visual modules using the Deep Approach methodology are
also featured. A short primer in comparative Turkic is included for the benefit of students
who wish to explore other Turkic languages. Continue reading →

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Poetry After Kerch: Harriet Murav at UChicago

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and The Department of Slavic Languages and Literature present:

Poetry After Kerch: Representing Jewish Mass Death in the Soviet Union by Harriet Murav, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 10th at 5pm in Classics 101, a light reception will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. For question or more information, contact Miller Prosser at m-prosser@uchicago.edu or 773-702-7108.

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May Day Meeting of the Russian Studies Workshop

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

Workers of the world, unite (in the John Hope Franklin Room)!

The interdisciplinary Russian Studies Workshop is having a special May Day meeting on May 1, when they will discuss a chapter by Flora Roberts (Dept. of History, University of Chicago), entitled “Purging the Old Elites (1933-1938)”, from her dissertation, “Old Elites under Communism: a case study of Soviet Khujand”. Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

The chapter is now available on the workshop’s chalk site
under “Current Paper.” An additional selection will become available on chalk shortly. If you do not have access to the chalk site, please email Leah Goldman at ldgoldman@uchicago.edu, and she will send you a copy. Please also contact Leah if you have any questions, comments, claims against the bourgeoisie, or otherwise need assistance.

Differently abled persons who may need assistance are requested to email Workshop Coordinator Leah Goldman in advance at ldgoldman@uchicago.edu

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Screening: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Climates

Bu çarşamba günü, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’ın 2006 yılında çektiği ‘İklimler’ adlı filmi göstereceğiz. Saat 3′te, Pick 218 odada başlayacağız. İngilizce altyazıları olacak.

This Wednesday, Turkish Circle will be showing Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 2006 film “Climates.” We will begin at 3 o’clock in Pick 218. There will be English subtitles.

Bilgi almak için tıklayınız… / For more information…
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498097/

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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.

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“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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