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Lecture: “The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World,” Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 6

You are cordially invited to a talk in the Middle East/North African Speaker Series:

Uli Schamiloglu, Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World”

Friday, May 6

12:00pm-1:20 pm

Holton Hall 341

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2442 E. Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Dr. Schamiloglu is Chair of the Central Asian Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research concerns the history of Turkic-Islamic Civilization, Turkic language and philology, and the social and economic history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia. Awarded a Doctor honoris causa from the Tatar State University of the Humanities and Pedagogy in Russia, he is currently the advisor to Nazarbeyev University in Astana, Kazakhstan for the establishment of a School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsored by:
Center for 21st Century Studies
Middle East and North African Studies Certificate Program Center for International Education Department of History

The Middle East Speaker Series is made possible by an International Studies and Foreign Languages grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Lecturer Position in Russian (2010-11), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has announced a vacancy for a lecturer position in Russian for 2010-2011. The online application requires a cover letter detailing qualifications and a CV with names and contact info for three references. In addition, ABD applicants are required to submit certification from their departments and/or advisors that completion of the degree is expected by August 2010.

Please address any questions about the position to Joe Peschio by email ( or telephone (414-229-4949).
The Slavic Languages Program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for teaching positions in Russian for the 2010-11 academic year. These are one-year appointments with possibility of renewal. Field of specialization open. Course load is 9-12 credits per semester in Russian language, culture, and/or literature. Salary at Lecturer rank, full benefits.
Minimum qualifications: PhD in Russian or Slavic in hand by August 2010; native or near-native Russian and English; demonstrated excellence in teaching Russian language to undergrads in North America; extensive and recent in-country experience in Russia.

Preferred qualifications: experience teaching literature, film, and/or cultural history; experience teaching heritage/native speakers of Russian; experience in online or hybrid course-development and teaching; expertise and experience in Russian<->English translation and interpretation; experience teaching large lecture sections.

To apply online, please seeĀ . Review of applications will begin March 12, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. UWM is an AA/EO Employer.

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