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Lecture: Vangelis Kechriotis, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, May 20

POST-COLONIAL CRITICISM AND MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS IN THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE CASE OF İZMİR / SMYRNA

Vangelis Kechriotis

Assistant Professor, History Department

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Friday, May 20; 4:00

Stuart 105

5835 S. Greenwood Ave.

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Lecture: Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History,

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center

are pleased to present:

Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History

In Search of Cosmopolitan Consumption:

Jews, Department Stores and Modern Mass Consumption in Germany

Paul Lerner

History, University of Southern California

Discussant: Tara Zahra, History, University of Chicago

May 19, 4:30 pm

Social Science Research Building, Rm. 224

John Hope Franklin Room

1126 E. 59th St.

Paul Lerner, Associate Professor of History at USC, specializes in the history of the human sciences,Jewish history and the history and theory of consumer culture in Germany and Central Europe. He is the author of “Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930 (Cornell, 2003) and co-editor of “Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age” (Cambridge, 2001) and “Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender and History” (Indiana, forthcoming 2012). He is currently writing a book entitled “Consuming Encounters: Jews, Department Stores and Early Mass Consumption in Germany.”

Please contact Christina Heisser at cheisser@uchicago.edu for a copy of the paper if you plan to attend.  The symposium is in a workshop format, and assumes all participants have read the paper in advance.

The Symposium is made possible through the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund and the Aronberg Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies with additional support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center.

This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Christina Heisser at 773-702-7108 orcheisser@uchicago.edu with questions or to request a disability accommodation.

 

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Lecture: “The Soviet Uncola,” Paul Manning, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, May 11

The University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Semiotics: Culture in Context Workshop, and the Anthropology of Europe Workshop proudly present:

“The Soviet Uncola”

A Lecture by Paul Manning
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Trent University

Wednesday, 4:45-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 315
May 11, 2011

Reception to follow

For more information about the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, please visit our blog, at http://lucian.uchicago.edu/workshops/anthroeurope/

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Lecture: From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, May 20

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

From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean:
The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

By Prof. Sebouh Aslanian
Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at the University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Friday, May 20
6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Open to Public

Reception to follow

Please circulate!

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

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Lecture: “Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor,” Jim Forest (President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship), May 4

Wednesday, May 4th, Jim Forest is giving a talk entitled

Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor

time:      Wed., 7pm
location:  Bond Chapel, UofC campus

(see attached leaflet)

Jim Forest is the President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship, as well as the author of many books, including the recently published All is Grace: a Biography of Dorothy Day, Praying with Icons, and Living with Wisdom: A Biography of Thomas Merton.  Earlier books include Religion in the New Russia, Pilgrim to the Russian Church, and Making Friends of Enemies.

http://www.incommunion.org/2004/10/14/jim-forest-bio/

He is a member of the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam.

The talk is sponsored by St. Makarios Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Christian Studies Club.

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Lecture: “Freedom and Its Discontents: Varieties of Muslim Experience in Europe and the Middle East,” Professor Unni Wikan, Department of Comparative Human Development, May 5

Dear Faculty and Students,

The Department of Comparative Human Development presents: The Lurcy Lecture

“Freedom and Its Discontents:
Varieties of Muslim Experience in Europe and the Middle East”

Professor Unni Wikan
Lurcy Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development

Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway

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4:30 PM, Thursday, May 05, 2011

Location: Stuart Hall, Room 105

Reception to follow in Pick Hall Lounge

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Remembering Victims of the Holocaust with concentration camp survivor Clemens C.J. Roothaan Ph.D., Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, May 6

Remembering Victims of the Holocaust

with concentration camp survivor

Clemens C.J.  Roothaan Ph.D.

Friday, May 6th at 8:30 PM

Rohr Chabad Jewish Center

5700 S. Woodlawn Ave

Clemens C.J. Roothaan was born in 1918 in Nijmegen, Holland.   As part of a non Jewish Dutch Resistance group, during World War II he was detained as a prisoner of war camp and then sent for a year to a concentration camp in Vught (Holland) and then sent to Sachsenhausen, outside of Berlin.  As the allies approached and the camp was shut down, Clemens was sent on a death march with the other inmates.

Clemens C.J. Roothaan is the Louis Block Professor Emeritus of Physics and Chemistry at theUniversity of Chicago and creator of the Roothaan Equations.

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Lecture: “The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World,” Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 6

You are cordially invited to a talk in the Middle East/North African Speaker Series:

Uli Schamiloglu, Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World”

Friday, May 6

12:00pm-1:20 pm

Holton Hall 341

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2442 E. Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Dr. Schamiloglu is Chair of the Central Asian Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research concerns the history of Turkic-Islamic Civilization, Turkic language and philology, and the social and economic history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia. Awarded a Doctor honoris causa from the Tatar State University of the Humanities and Pedagogy in Russia, he is currently the advisor to Nazarbeyev University in Astana, Kazakhstan for the establishment of a School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsored by:
Center for 21st Century Studies
Middle East and North African Studies Certificate Program Center for International Education Department of History

The Middle East Speaker Series is made possible by an International Studies and Foreign Languages grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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B.2. Talk: “Dangerous Lullabies: Istanbulite Armenian Grandmothers and Their Testimonies,” Melissa Bilal, The Armenian Circle and the Armenian Student Association, Pick 218, April 27, 6pm

Armenian Circle and the Armenian Student Association at the U of C, in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, present

DANGEROUS LULLABIES:
ISTANBULITE ARMENIAN GRANDMOTHERS AND THEIR TESTIMONIES

By Melissa Bilal
Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Music

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 6pm
Pick 218
5828 S. University Ave., Chicago

Middel Eastern food will be served.

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Presentation: Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival, Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, May 12

WARSAW: Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival

Join the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival, a panel presentation and public discussion about the remarkable revitalization of Jewish life and culture currently taking place in Poland, and its significance for Jewish and Polish communities in Poland and worldwide, as well as for Jewish-Polish relations. Following the panel presentations, the audience will be invited to join us for discussion and refreshments.When: Thursday, May 12
Where: Chicago Cultural Center – Sidney R. Yates Gallery
78 E. Washington Street
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Panel 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

 

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