Monthly Archives: February 2012

UChicago Slavic Forum

Save the Date

UChicago Slavic Forum

May 11-12.

Stevanovich Center, or 5727 S. University Ave, Room 112.

The Keynote Lecture and Reception will both be on Friday night, the 11th.

Posted in: Chicago Events

Alexey Brunov Concert

Alexey Brunov Concert in Milwaukee
March 2

River Park Party Room, 1600 E. River Park Ct., Milwaukee, WI

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Study Abroad: Environmental Studies Programs at Lake Baikal

Baikal Environmental Studies: an 8 week summer program intended to help form the environmental professionals of tomorrow. Participants assist the Tahoe-Baikal Institute with hands-on research and restoration projects, gaining invaluable experience in how to work with state agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs to advance environmental initiatives and improve the environment of the Lake Baikal region. Application deadline: have students contact me *ASAP* if they are interested in applying as the formal deadline for this summer has passed.

Siberian Summer Adventure: a 6.5 week summer program. Students will prepare with intensive courses in Russian language and an overview course on the specific environmental challenges facing Siberia. Students then put the language skills to use and gain first hand knowledge of the local environment when they join a local NGO, The Great Baikal Trail Organization, on a trail building expedition. Application deadline: March 31, 2012.

Siberian Studies: offered as a semester or academic year-long course, it covers the history, development, and current state of Siberia. It combines academic courses with a hands-on internship to give students a broad understanding of environmental issues, the history behind them, and what local Russians think about them. Application deadline (for the fall ’12 semester): May 15, 2012. Continue reading →

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

Screening: Cinema Komunisto, Q & A with Director, Mila Turajlic

March 16
1 pm
Film Studies Center
5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Please join the Slavic Colloquium for a screening of the documentary Cinema Komunisto, which chronicles the fascinating story of Yugoslavian cinema under Tito. Cinema Komunisto played to a sold out theater at the Chicago International Film Festival, where it won the award for best documentary film, and to large audiences across former Yugoslavia.
The screening will be followed by Q & A with director, Mila Turajlic.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by CEERES, the Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Film Studies Center.

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

Call for Papers: Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers: Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe
Application Deadline: May 7, 2012

The Kennan Institute, in partnership with the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the University of Wisconsin Law School, is pleased to announce a new workshop series on “Engaging the Law in Eurasia and Eastern Europe.” Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World – Chicagoland Premiere

Unity Productions Foundation presents From Executive Producers Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer, and narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Chicagoland Premiere
Saturday, March 10th – 3pm

Opening Remarks by Michael Wolfe

Tickets are $15 (includes appetizers) Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

Prague Summer Schools 2012

The Prague’s Center for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku – CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2012 on the following topics:

European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology

Summer School on European Union: Interests versus Culture?

Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?

Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

When? June 30 – July 7, 2012

Why? The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. Continue reading →

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“Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation”

The 2011-12 Sawyer Seminar on “Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation”
invites you to a symposium on:


Friday, March 2
2:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Reception to follow Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Lunch with Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska

Mead Treadwell

Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska

February 29, 2012

Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th St.

12:00PM – Free Lunch, Student Lounge

12:30-1:30 – Lecture, Lecture Hall

Please RSVP for this event. Continue reading →

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Course on 19th Century Russian Cultural Production

19th Century Russian Cultural Production

Spring Quarter
meeting time will be Thursday, 10:30 – 1:20

We are all quite aware that culture does not only happen when Tolstoy picks up a pen or Tchaikovsky sits down at a piano. Yet still, we often know a great deal more about these moments than we do about the everyday cultural context that informs them, including fundamental changes in the way people create and experience art and culture more generally.

This course attempts to view culture not by its canonical works, genres, styles, and artists, but rather by its “economy,” or modes and sites of production and consumption. More specifically, we will ask the following questions: How does Russian culture function as a system in the 19th century, and what economic, technological, social and aesthetic values affect its operation? What are the means of production of culture? How are cultural economies shaped, and how are values assigned to cultural products?

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