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27th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference at Univ of Chicago

This year’s 27th annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT)
conference to be held at the University of Chicago (Ida Noyes Hall,
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) on Friday and Saturday, May
4th and 5th, will feature over twenty panels with papers presented by
graduate students and professors over the course of two days on a
variety of subjects.

Some highlights from this year’s conference include a roundtable
discussion, “Picturing Prophecy: The Falnama (Book of Omens) in
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Iran and Turkey,” with Kathryn
Babayan (University of Michigan), Serpil Bağcı (Hacettepe University,
Ankara, Turkey), Massumeh Farhad (Freer and Sackler Galleries,
Smithsonian Institution), and Cornell Fleischer (University of
Chicago) and a keynote lecture,”Cultures of Literacy and Social
Practice in Early Modern Isfahan,” by Kathryn Babayan.

Visit for the
complete conference schedule.

For further inquiries, please email the organizers at

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

Grant Competition – Malevich Society

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its grant competition for the year 2012.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art, and should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society’s grants after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts. Continue reading →

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

Teaching Positions at Univ of Chicago Slavic Department





*DEADLINE: Friday, May 4, 2012* Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

“Music Art” MAVerick Ensemble

“Music Art” Maverick Ensemble, Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm

Where: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Featured Composers: Cage, Crumb, Feldman, Higdon, Tower, Wolff
Performers: James Baur, Jen Brown, Andrea R. DiOrio, Jen Leckie, Garrett Matlock, Rich Moore, Mark Sudeith

This concert will feature some of the best of MAVerick’s faves, including Crumb’s Vox Balaenae, Cage’s 59 1/2 Seconds for a String Player, and Tower’s Petroushkates. Along with Cage’s string piece, we will perform two pieces by Cage’s colleagues: Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. While the three of them come from radically different perspectives, their aesthetics are quite unified. Come hear some of the best performances of the New York School of Composers in town! Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book: Ahmed I Album”

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is pleased to present:

Dr. Serpil Bagci
Chair of the Dept. of Art History, Hacettepe University,
and Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book:
Ahmed I Album”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Commons Room, Swift Hall

Reception to follow

Individuals who believe that may need assistance should contact Erin Glade at

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

East European Studies Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar

East European Studies Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar

Program Scholarship // Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2012

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of this year’s JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 15, 2012. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

Background Information: East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty fourth annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held during August, 2012. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors.

Eligibility: These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
Disciplines represented at JSTS 2011 included: anthropology; history; political science; and, sociology.

Program Description: JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
– individual presentations;
– constructive feedback and question and answer sessions;
– one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars;
– advice regarding publishing;
– discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field;
– various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge. Continue reading →

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Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

Student Forum on Political Thought invites you to:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire:
Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

A Panel Discussion Featuring: Tariq Ramadan, Glenn Greenwald, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Jennifer Pitts
Event information and flyer appear below.

Saturday, April 14
5:45 (Doors Open)
Rockefeller Chapel Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Summer Program in Turkey

Isik University seeks applications for The Field School in Social Innovation, a newly created summer program that involves site visits across the Northern Aegean coast to witness slow food centers, and women’s craft programs. Application deadline is April 15.

For more information follow the link.

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Lecturer Position at School of English and Languages

School of English and Languages
Surrey Morphology Group

Salary up to £39,257 per annum


Senior Lecturer
Salary up to £46,846 per annum

Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2012

(Ref: 8696)

The School of English and Languages is seeking to appoint an academic to a permanent position in the Surrey Morphology Group at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Depending on the role and experience level, the successful applicant will be an active researcher with an international profile and experience in managing large research projects, or have demonstrated potential in these areas. The postholder will in due course take a leadership role within the Group, and contribute to the running of current projects and developing future funded projects. S/he will also contribute to the research culture of the School of English and Languages, to the postgraduate research culture of the School, to administration within the School, and to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the disciplines of English and Communication. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

Turkish Summer Courses

We invite you to a thrilling experience of fun-filled learning in the heart of nature and history at the ancient port city of Olympos, which was established in the Hellenistic Age (around the second century B.C.) and a member of the Lycian Federation

Turkish Summer Course offers small group courses during summer of 2012 (July and August). To meet your needs and preferences, the courses have a great atmosphere and are great for socializing. They provide more intense and faster learning. We offer classes for the levels from A1 Level(Beginner) to B2 (Post-intermediate according to CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Our flexible program allows us to customize the lessons to meet your goals and expectations. Continue reading →

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