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CFP: “Post-Atheism”: Religion, Society, and Culture in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Deadline for Proposal Submission: August 1, 2012

The Melikian Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce an international symposium on “Post-Atheism” in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, to be held on the ASU campus in Tempe, Arizona, February 7-9, 2013. The symposium will feature presentations by international visiting scholars from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, and elsewhere from the region. Professor Jose Casanova (Georgetown University), author of Public Religions in the Modern World, will keynote the symposium on Thursday, February 7. Continue reading →

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Re-Imagining Alexander in the “East”: Islamic Studies Workshop

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is pleased to present the following workshop:

Re-Imagining Alexander in the “East”

Friday, May 18, 2012
1:00-5:30 pm
Cochrane-Woods Arts Center, Room 157 Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Fulbright Fellowship Workshop – Graduate Students

Fulbright Fellowship Workshop on Thursday, May 10 at 12:00 noon in Classics 110

The Graduate Student Affairs will discuss the following fellowship opportunities for students who will be enrolled in a UChicago graduate program at the time of application (Fall 2012) and who wish to study or do research abroad.

· Fulbright IIE U.S. Student Program: research worldwide; U.S. citizens;

· Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad): research in non-Western world areas; U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

· DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): year-long research in Germany; international students eligible;

· Georges Lurcy Educational Trust: year-long research in France; U.S. citizens.

No preparation or registration is needed for the workshop. Applicants to these fellowships must make an advising appointment with Graduate Student Affairs, preferably this spring or summer. Students who need accommodation or have questions should contact Brooke Noonan,

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.), University of Chicago Events

Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

The 14th Annual University of Michigan/University of Chicago “Michicagoan” Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology


May 11th and 12th, 2012

The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Keynote speech: Friday, May 11th, 6:00 PM
Elizabeth Povinelli, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
“The Will and the Otherwise” Continue reading →

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Medieval Pottery between Armenia and Cilician Armenia

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents

Medieval Pottery between Armenia and Cilician Armenia

By Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Open to Public, Reception to follow

For assistance please contact Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian:

Posted in: University of Chicago Events

Graduate Student-Organized Jewish Studies Conference

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its third annual competition to fund a graduate student-initiated and -organized (one-day) Jewish Studies conference to be held during the academic year 2012-13.

Following the success of previous student-organized conferences (“Irish and Jewish Identities: Links and Parallels” (2011) and “Borders in Jewish Thought” (2012)), we are issuing this call for proposals for a conference for the coming academic year. The Center will provide the successful proposal with a grant of $4,000, which it is expected the organizers will supplement with other funds they will raise from departments, schools, and other centers and sources of funding at the University. The Center will also advise organizers about raising funds, and will provide logistical support for the conference. Continue reading →

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

Summer 2012 Intensive Advanced Turkish

(TURK 30101-30102-30103/NELG 30101-30102-30103) will once again beoffered during Summer Session 2012 at the University of Chicago.

Intensive Third Year Turkish is designed for the intermediate to advanced student with
two or more years of study in Modern Turkish, and also serves as an introduction to
Turkish Literature. The course is open to Students who have already taken Second
or Third Year Turkish. This class sequence aims to develop advanced proficiency in
Turkish, focusing on the four skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Short stories, novel excerpts, newspaper and academic articles, and poetry are read in the
original. A series of audio-visual modules using the Deep Approach methodology are
also featured. A short primer in comparative Turkic is included for the benefit of students
who wish to explore other Turkic languages. Continue reading →

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PRAGUE: Leaving Czechoslovakia Exhibit and Reception

From 2009 through 2011, more than 150 interviews were conducted by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) through its landmark project,Recording Voices & Documenting Memories of Czech & Slovak Americans. No one could have anticipated the personal drama conveyed in these stories…

Now, the NCSML and the Prague Committee of CSCI invite you to join them at the opening reception for its traveling exhibit, “Leaving Czechoslovakia”, presenting the stories of 20th-century Czech and Slovak émigrés to America in their own words.

When: Friday, May 11
Where: Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Please RSVP to Leah Wilson by May 9: / 319.362.8500

Posted in: Chicago Events

Poetry After Kerch: Harriet Murav at UChicago

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and The Department of Slavic Languages and Literature present:

Poetry After Kerch: Representing Jewish Mass Death in the Soviet Union by Harriet Murav, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 10th at 5pm in Classics 101, a light reception will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. For question or more information, contact Miller Prosser at or 773-702-7108.

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Alash Ensemble Concert at Univ of Chicago

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

Sunday April 29th at 6pm

Fulton Recital Hall
Goodspeed Hall, FL 4
1010 E. 59th St.
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL Continue reading →

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