Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eurovision Screening

Saturday, May 26th
I-house dining hall

Eurovision screening hosted by ESA

Come and enjoy performances of rising European stars, free European food, meet old or find new European friends, participate in ESA elections, and, above all, have fun!!

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Embroidery Exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum

June 8, 2012-July 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 7pm
Admission: $5
Ukrainian National Museum

Exhibition of women’s embroidered shirts

Embroidery, as a trend in world fashion, has grown in popularity during the last few years. Explore a source of this modern trend at the exhibition of traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts for women.

Posted in: Chicago Events

CFP: “Knowledge, Reality and Value: East and West”


Topic: Knowledge, Reality and Value: East and West
Dates: January 3-5, 2013
Place: Kolkata, India
Abstract: 150 words
Deadline to submit: June 30,2012
Email to
Date of proposal acceptance: Week after the proposal is submitted Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

The Scarlett Express at Doc Films

Sunday, May 27 at 7pm • 104m
The Scarlett Empress
Josef von Sternberg, 1934
Sophia Frederica (Dietrich) is forced to marry Peter, Grand Duke of Russia. Enraged upon actually meeting the Duke – and discovering that he’s a half-wit – she takes up with the womanizing Alexei, who is also the Empress’s paramour. Then, she takes up with most of the Russian army. Is it a political move to win their favor? Is she just an unstoppable nymphomaniac? Unclear. Story is mostly subsumed under what Von Sternberg himself called “a relentless excursion into style”, as he crams his set with gargoyles, overdressed Hussars, and Dietrich’s beautiful, Martian face.

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia at Doc Films

Saturday, May 26 at 7, 10pm • 157m
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011
What happens when the crime is solved, the killers are caught, but the victim’s body still missing? In this epic and intimate film, which shared the Grand Prix at Cannes, we find out. Three groups of men set out to find a single body in the Turkish countryside over the course of a night. They have one aim, but many purposes. In their search, they encounter darkness and unexpected light, gaiety and sorrow, loss and rebirth. Do they find the body? By the end, that’s beside the point.

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Program Coordinator–The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Berkeley

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California, Berkeley is currently recruiting for the position of Program Coordinator. Please share this announcement with your Center’s relevant listservs and with anyone you think may be a good candidate for the position.

As the primary, full-time staff member responsible for ISEEES programming, the Program Coordinator designs, conducts, promotes, and supports various research and public educational programs, outreach events, and fundraising initiatives at the Institute, including conferences, workshops, lecture series, faculty and visiting scholar support programs, student fellowships, and other academic and public programs. The incumbent researches and assesses outreach and educational needs and interests for targeted public segment audiences, and develops programs, publications, communications materials, technology, learning, and fundraising approaches accordingly. The Program Coordinator also processes and services a variety of operational and financial transactions and services as required by specific program activities.

This is a career position with a full UC benefits package; and the salary range is $39,000 – $45,000 annual, depending on qualifications and experience.

Full details can be found at the following website:

or by going to and searching by Job Title “Program Coordinator #13947” or Job ID “13947”.

Posted in: Job Postings

Summer School 2012 “Russian Studies in Real Russia”€

Summer School 2012 “Russian Studies in Real Russia”€ will be held at the Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) from July 30th to August 18th , 2012.

The Summer School 2012 offers two different programmes: “Russian Studies in Real Russia€” (aimed at studying the political, cultural and economic processes in the development of contemporary Russia (lectures in English) and also the Russian language itself) and “Russian language in Real Russia” (aimed at studying the Russian language in full for different levels and in different aspects). The courses are for students of different level of the Russian language from A1 to C1.

In addition, the Summer School gives unique opportunity to visit the best places of interest both in Ekaterinburg and the Ural region, practicing Russian language in academic and informal environment.

More information available at , by e-mail: or

The application deadline is June 1st , 2012

More info can also be found in the following documents: Russian Studies in Real Russia info
Summer School 2012

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

Buryatia Delegation on UChicago Campus

May 23
CIS Conference Room, Pick 101

A group of historians and researchers from Buryatia, Russian will be on the UChicago campus on May 23. The delegation’s visit to Chicago is sponsored by WorldChicago. Please see the previous blog post for more on their trip and other opportunities to meet with this group.

More info can also be found in the following document: buryatia_group

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Public Forum: “Perspectives from the Buryatia Region of Russia”


“Perspectives from the Buryatia Region of Russia”

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
1st Floor Garland Room
Chicago, IL 60602

WorldChicago will host a public forum for a 5-person delegation of professors and researchers from Buryatia, Russia. These visitors will be here as participants of the Open World Program, a unique, nonpartisan initiative funded by the United States Library of Congress, that enhances understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America’s democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.

These historians and ethnographers in East Asian and Mongolian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies will share the beauties and wonders of their home region, an area in Southeast Siberia that lies along Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss their splendid pictures as well as their perspectives on what they learn and observe in Chicago.

Come hear about their insights and experiences at home and in Chicago. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Non -member Registration: $10 per person

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or

More info can also be found in the following document: buryatia_group

Posted in: Chicago Events

Instructor Position in the UChicago Humanities Core

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for one or more one-year teaching appointments at the rank of Instructor to teach in the Humanities Core to begin on September 1, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year – two courses per quarter. Classes are based on intensive discussion of fundamental issues and texts, with an emphasis on critical analysis and written argument. The position requires a completed Ph.D. in a relevant humanities discipline and evidence of teaching excellence. The salary is $48,000 plus applicable University benefits.

Applications must be completed by Friday, June 15, 2012.

To apply for these positions you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #01289, and upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, no longer than 3 pages in length, that describes your research specialty and teaching interests, and teaching evaluations. We will contact short listed applicants for letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants who have taught courses to undergraduates in a research university.

Applications must be completed by Friday, June 15, 2012.

Posted in: Job Postings