Monthly Archives: December 2011

State Ballet Theatre of Russia Performs Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Jan 28, 2012 @8pm
Jan 29, 2012 @2pm

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia hails from the city of Voronezh. The company of 65 brings a brand-new production of one of classical ballet’s all-time favorties, Romeo and Juliet, set to the familiar Prokofiev score and choreographed by Mikhail Lavrovsky, former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, and now a leading Russian choreographer for the Bolshoi and other companies.

Posted in: Chicago Events

Summer Critical Languages Institutes through ASU

Applications are now available for the Summer 2012 Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University.
These institute include 7 weeks of intensive study at ASU (June 4-July 20, 2012) followed by 4 optional weeks of overseas study (July 23-August 17,2012).

Languages and overseas locations are:

Albanian–Tirana, Albania
Armenian–Yerevan, Armenia
BCS–Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Farsi–Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Hebrew–Tel Aviv
Macedonian–Ohrid, Macedonia
Polish–Poznan, Poland
Russian–Kazan, Russia (program schedule for advanced Russian is different, see website)
Tajik–Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Uzbek–Samarkand, Uzbekistan

For more information visit

Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

SWSEEL: The Summer Language Workshop, Indiana University

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2012 language workshops at Indiana University.
Courses will take place June 4-July 27, 2012
Priority application deadline: March 1, 2012

Languages and levels offered this summer include:
Arabic 1-3
BCS 1-2
Czech 1
Dari 1-2
Goergian 1
Hungarian 1
Kazakh 1
Mongolian 1
Pashto 1-2
Persian 1
Polish 1
Romanian 1
Russian 1-6
Tatar 1
Turkish 1
Uyghur 1-2
Uzbek 1-2
Yiddish 1

For more information and to apply visit www.indiana/edu/~swseel/.

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

CFP: Renaissance Borders

CFP: Renaissance Borders
Annual Princeton Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference
Princeton University
April 13-14, 2012

From the beginning, conceptualizations of the Renaissance have been concerned with borders: between the classical past and the modern present; between pagan and Christian; between the civilized and the barbarous. Even as the idea of the Renaissance has endured various critiques over the past half century, this attention to borders has only intensified. In current debates about secularization and periodization in Renaissance studies, the boundaries between past and present and between the sacred and the profane have taken on a newly charged intensity. And these period-specific border disputes relate to more general questions in the humanities today: the future of interdisciplinarity; the role of material culture in the study of art; political theology and the development of the liberal state; and Jacques Ranciere’s reading of aesthetics as a “distribution of the sensible.”

We invite graduate students from across the disciplines to submit abstracts addressing the issue of borders in the Renaissance, broadly conceived. Topics of interest might include:

– – National territory, identity, and art
– – Marginalia
– – Relations between the disciplines
– – Levels of style, genre, and class
– – Periodization
– – Secularization
– – City and country
– – Economic, political, and aesthetic distribution
– – Citizen, human, creature
– – Exceptions and emergencies

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to by February 1, 2012.

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Center for International Security and Cooperation Fellowships

The Center for International Security and cooperation at Stanford University is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 fellowship programs. The center invites applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities and the natural sciences and engineering, as well as from legal scholars and professionals.
To apply for a fellowship visit
Applications are due by February 1, 2012.

To read more about cisac fellowships see the following pdf: cisac_fellowships

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Czech Christmas Mass

Blending musicians and choristers from the church choir with those of Czech, Slovak, and
Moravian heritage for the very first time, the Prague Committee and the Consulate General of the
Czech Republic are joining in support of this performance of the Czech Christmas Mass. Less
than one-hour in length, this sparkling and inspiring music provides a perfect respite from the
crush of holiday shopping excitement and experiences taking place just across the street. It is an
ideal Christmas experience—for ALL ages! Please bring your children!

No tickets to purchase but a “free will” offering will be collected after the performance. Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, Uncategorized

Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

The Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop will be held at the University of Chicago on Friday, April 20, 2012.

The workshop keeps in touch with the original idea of the Workshop, which is to discuss WORK IN PROGRESS and to provide a venue for papers on Slavic/Orthodox culture (in broad sense) before 1700; subjects of later periods will be considered if they have a strong earlier component in them. Continue reading →

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

Intensive Advanced Turkish – Course at U of Chicago

Intensive Advanced Turkish (TURK 30101-30102-30103/NELG 30101-30102-30103) will once again be offered during Summer Session 2012 at the University of Chicago. Continue reading →

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Umlaut – American artists on Germany, German artists on America

Join us for the opening of “Umlaut”, a collaborative visual arts experience between Chicago and Berlin artists.

live performances// refreshments// artists will be present

“Umlaut is a form of assimilation, the process by which one speech sound is altered.”

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Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – Hope and Spirit

Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Lithuanians to Siberia, Hope & Spirit, a series of ongoing exhibitions and programs, will be presented by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture between June 18 and January, 2012. Continue reading →

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