Monthly Archives: January 2012

Graduate Student Editorial Assistants Needed

The Leo Strauss Center is looking to hire advanced graduate students or graduate student spouses for part-time jobs as editorial assistants. The position involves working on book-length transcripts of courses taught by Leo Strauss on various subjects in political philosophy and will require inserting endnotes that record deletions already made in edited text, correcting the style of footnotes, formatting, and proofreading. Previous editorial experience is a plus. The pay is $14.28 per hour. Hours are flexible and the work would be done at home. Assistants would be expected to work at least 10 hours per week.

If interested, please contact:

Stephen Gregory (, 2-7914, Foster 303).

Posted in: Job Postings

Owen Kohl at the AEW Workshop

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop is pleased to announce:


by Owen Kohl
Anthropology, University of Chicago

Discussant: Falina Enriquez, University of Chicago

To be followed by:

Thursday, January 26
Haskell Hall 101

Light Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for the dinner:

To get access to the paper, or if you have any other questions or need assistance getting to the workshop, please email Tracey Rosen (

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

Conference: Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization

The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce that registration is open for a March 30-31, 2012 conference on ” The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce that registration is open for a March 30-31, 2012 conference on “Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization,” to be held on the Beloit College campus.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Yuri Dzhibladze, the 2012 Weissberg Chair in Human Rights. Dr. Dzhibladze is the founder and president of the Moscow-based Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a public policy and advocacy NGO. Information on other conference presenters can be found at the link above. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

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

Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program–Deadline Friday 1.27

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now recruiting American journalists to take part in the first year of a new two-year initiative – the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program.” The first round of the month-long exchange is set for April 2012.

ICFJ, which is implementing the program with a Russian partner, the Moscow Union of Journalists, has received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support its work in the program.

The Young Media Professionals Exchange Program is an outgrowth of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission’s working group on media. The program will offer participating journalists the chance to work in newsrooms and build professional relationships with one another and mutual understanding between their countries.

The deadline for U.S. journalists who want to apply is Friday, January 27, 2012.

Participants will be selected in February. Continue reading →

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

Workshop – Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Working Group

This workshop invites graduate students across the disciplines with research interests in Jewish Studies:

January 27th, 12-1pm, Social Sciences Tea Room (SSRB 201)

Sam Berrin Shonkoff (Ph.D student in History of Judaism)

Ancient Soil and Firm Sod: On Buber’s Insistence that the ‘Land of Israel’ Literally Refers to the Land
Continue reading →

Posted in: Uncategorized, 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
<> under “Current Paper.” If you do not have access to the chalk site, please email me at, 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

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 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

Russian Immersion Weekend at Concordia Language Villages

Russian Immersion Weekend at Concordia Language Villages

Russian Adult Weekends
4 days/3 nights
February 17-February 20, 2012

If you’re 18 years or older and want to sharpen your Russian language ability or just stretch your mind, our Adult Immersion Weekend sessions are perfect for you.

Lesnoe Ozero Adult Immersion Weekends expand your understanding of the Russian language, help you gain stronger conversational proficiency and broaden your knowledge of Russian-speaking cultures.

The talented and motivated staff members at Lesnoe Ozero provide expert instruction in small and large group settings catered specifically to your language abilities. They make sure sessions include ample opportunity for practicing your newfound Russian skills, as well as for meeting new people and for having fun.

While the adult sessions are carefully adapted to suit the ages of the participants, Lesnoe Ozero adult weekends offer participants the same authentic menus, and many of the same fun-filled daily routines as the summer sessions for young people.

Lesnoe Ozero adult weekends are held at The Forest International Retreat Center on Square Lake in Marine on St Croix, Minnesota.

For more information visit

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

Teaching Abroad: Learning Enterprises

Interested in teaching abroad this summer?
Want to learn about other cultures?
Love the idea of global volunteerism?

Teach abroad this summer in Asia, Latin America, or Eastern Europe with Learning Enterprises!


Priority Decision Deadline: January 15th
Regular Decision Deadline: February 1st Continue reading →

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