Monthly Archives: February 2012

No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn

The Center for International Studies presents and The World Beyond the Headlines


No One’s World:
The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn

Wednesday, February 29th
6:00-7:30 PM
International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street

Free and open to the public.
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Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Courses in Russian language at UChicago

The University of Chicago will once again offer courses in Russian language in our summer program running June 18-July 27, 2012.

In addition to first-year and second-year Russian, we will again offer a unique course in simultaneous interpretation from English to Russian and Russian to English for students beyond the second-year level. These interpretation courses are only offered in the summer program and provide excellent opportunities for students to improve their speaking and listening skills as well as to gain valuable professional experience in an area where they may be called upon to use their Russian skills in the future.

Full course descriptions are included below. Interested students should contact Steven Clancy or consult the program website for more information: Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS)



Deadline: March 14, 2012

IREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2012-13 U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS). The U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program provides funding for U.S. scholars and professionals to travel to Eurasia and serve U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions as policy specialists on a research topic proposed by the Embassy/Mission. Researchers are able to directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the policy-making community, as well as increase their understanding of current regional issues and develop and sustain international networks. The fellowship provisions include: logistical support, international airfare, visa support, in-country housing and workspace, a living expenses stipend and emergency evacuation insurance. Continue reading →

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

Bulgarian Artists Abroad

Join the Ukrainian National Museum for a Group show of Bulgarian Artists Abroad opens on Friday March 2, 2012 at 7 pm.

Opening reception will include a performance of Bulgarian national dances by assemble “Horo”- Chicago. Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

Pysanka Workshops – Ukrainian Easter Egg workshop

The Ukrainian National Museum
Young Professionals
invite you to attend one of the

Pysanka Workshops

Ukrainian Easter
Egg workshop

Beginner Class: Sat. March 17th, 2012

Intermediate Class: Sat March 24th, 2012 Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

Russian Studies Workshop – TODAY

Please join the Russian Studies Workshop for the next meeting of the on Tuesday,
February 28th. We will be discussing a chapter draft by Natalie Belsky (Department
of History, University of Chicago) entitled “The Challenges of Uplotnenie: Housing
Conflicts between Evacuees and Local Residents at Sites of Resettlement During
the Second World War.”

Location Change: Please note that this workshop will take place in the Social
Science Tea Room!

Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, February 28th, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
Social Science Tea Room (SSRB 201)

The paper and Natalie’s letter to workshop participants 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 I will
be glad to send you a copy. Please also contact me if you have any questions,
comments, or otherwise need assistance.

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

CFP: Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

The European Union Centers of Excellence at Berkeley, Boulder, and Seattle present:

The 2012 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

May 4-5, 2012
University of California, Berkeley

The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the fourth Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of California, Berkeley on May 4-5, 2012. Applications will be accepted through March 26th, 2012. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Assistant Professor of Russian, Tenure-Track



Ability to teach basic undergraduate German also required.

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers a position to teach Russian and German –all levels of Russian, elementary to intermediate German language, and Russian and German Culture and Civilization in English. Starting fall 2012. The candidate is expected to develop Russian offerings into a minor or a language-track commensurate with needs.

Cover letter addressing the qualifications and experience for the position, CV, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and names, phone numbers, and emails for three professional references should be sent to: Dr. P. Dórame-Holoviak, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Department of Languages and Cultures, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E. 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Application deadline: 3/15/12; position will remain open until filled.

Posted in: Job Postings

Medical Pluralism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eurasia


Medical Pluralism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eurasia
March 2, 2012
Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 E 57th St

Many observers have noted the multiplicity of approaches to healing that have emerged in post-Soviet Eurasia over the past 20 years. Aside from transformations in the domain of biomedicine, these range from healing practices linked to religions traditionally associated with the region (such as Russian Orthodoxy and Buddhism) to those derived from New Age spirituality to self- and mutual-help movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous. This workshop attempts to systematically address some of the questions that arise from post-Soviet Eurasia’s heterogenous culture of medicine and healing.

Papers for this workshop will be pre-circulated rather than presented publicly. We hope that participants come prepared to discuss and provide paper contributors with feedback.

To register and access papers, please contact

Sponsored by CEERES, the Norman Wait Harris Fund, The Dept of Comparative Human Development, The Dept of Anthropology and the Franke Institute of the Humanities.

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

Teacher Workshop, Stereotyping Islam: Imagining the Muslim Enemy

Stereotyping Islam: Imagining the Muslim Enemy

This teacher workshop will provide the educator with a deeper understanding of the roots and influences of common stereotypes associated with Muslims and the Middle East. All sessions will be led by Alex Barna, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago.

April 13, 2012
Pick Hall, Room 105
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago IL, 60637

8:30AM Registration
9:00AM-10:30AM “The Origin and Purpose of Negative Stereotyping” (Presentation I and Discussion)
10:45AM-12PM “Faces of the Muslim Enemy” (Presentation II and Discussion)
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch (not included)
1:00PM-2:00PM “Comparing Anti-Semitic, Anti-Catholic, and Anti-Islamic Images and Discourse” (Presentation III)
2:00PM-2:45PM Curriculum Discussion
2:45PM-3:00PM Program Conclusion/Evaluation

Register at:

Intended for 6th-12th grade teachers, but open to all interested individuals

5 CPDUs offered Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, Teacher Development, University of Chicago Events