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Workshop: History of Prostitution in Poland, Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted (UIC), Modern Europe Workshop, May 10

A message from our friends at Modern Europe Workshop:

Dear all,

Please join us on Tuesday, May 10 in the John Hope Franklin Room for the next meeting of the Modern Europe Workshop: refreshments at 4:45, discussion starting at 5:00. We are pleased to welcome Keely Stauter-Halsted, the Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in the History of Poland at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her publications include The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914 (Cornell, 2001). Professor Stauter-Halsted’s paper, from an in-progress work on the history of prostitution in Poland, is currently available on Chalk. If you do not have access to the Chalk site or have any questions, please contact Eleanor.

Immediately after the workshop, everyone is warmly invited to a workshop dinner at Tara Zahra’s house.

Address: 5445 S. East View Park #2, Chicago 60615
Phone: (773) 484-7616

If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP to by Sunday May 8 so that we have enough food.

We hope to see you there!


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Workshop: Anthropology of Europe Call for Presenters, University of Chicago

A message from our friends at the Anthropology of Europe Workshop:

Dear friends and colleagues,

Its that time of year when we are soliciting people interested in
presenting at next year’s Anthropology of Europe workshop. At the
moment, we are looking for people who are potentially interested (i.e.,
you are not full committing yourself as of yet) as we put together our
CAS application.  Also, we would love to get feedback on any ideas you
might have for invited speakers from outside the University of Chicago.

If you are available to present and/or have some suggestions about who you
would like to see present, please email Tracey Rosen
( or Eli Thorkelson ( Hope
everyone is having a good spring quarter, and we look forward to hearing
from you soon.

All the best,
Tracey Rosen and Eli Thorkelson

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Workshop: Digital Video Editing Demo Using iMovie, Center for the Study of Languages, April 13

Center for the Study of Languages

Using iMovie

Where: CSL
Room: Cobb 210
Date: April 13, 2011
Time: 1:30 pm

Tami Wysocki-Niimi will hold a demo on the basics of video editing
using iMovie ’09. In this hour-long session Tami will cover importing
video, basic video editing, subtitling, and options for exporting
your edited video.

(Please note: This presentation was originally scheduled for February
9th, a week after the demo on using Digital Video Cameras, but
because of the Blizzaster this presentation had to be postponed and
rescheduled. Though these two presentations are on similar topics,
your attendance at the camera demo is not required in order to attend
the editing presentation.)

Refreshments will be served.

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Series on Human Trafficking at UChicago Law School

Monday, April 18, 2011
Human Trafficking: Global Problems, Global Solutions
Lunch (12:15 – 1:20 PM)
Room III, The Law School
Panelists: Prof. Mohamed Mattar (Georgetown Law Center, Johns Hopkins University SAIS), Prof. Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago Law School)
Lunch generously funded by Student Government.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Directing Traffic: The Migration Patterns and Consequences of Human Trafficking
Lunch (12:15 – 1:20 PM)
Room V, The Law School
Prof. Charlotte Walker, head of the Human Rights Department, will lecture on the impact of migration and criminal laws on sex trafficking– and vice versa– using particularly data and information from the EU, Turkey, and the Near East.
Lunch generously funded by Student Government.

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Workshop: “Hans Kelsen’s Contribution to the Debate on the Punishment of War Criminals at the End of World War II,” Erika Tschinkel, Human Rights Workshop, April 12

Tuesday, April 12: Erika Tschinkel, PhD Student in the Department of History,
“Hans Kelsen’s Contribution to the Debate on the Punishment of War Criminals at
the End of World War II,” JHF Room (SSR 224), Noon
Discussant: Tom Ginsburg, Professor of Law
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A Film Unfinished

Thursday, April 28–Saturday, April 30

A series of events relating to the award-winning documentary, A Film Unfinished

These programs are dedicated to the memory of Miriam Bratu Hansen.

Yael Hersonski, Director of A Film Unfinished, will be present at all events.

Thursday, April 28: Free Screening of A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished

When: Thu, April 28, 7:00pm – 8:28pm
Where: Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) (map)
Special Event! Yael Hersonski’s award-winning documentary interrogates a body of archival footage shot in the Warsaw ghetto in May 1942 under the Nazi propaganda machine. The film incorporates interviews with the cinematographer of the original footage, survivors’ responses, and reflections on the Nazi construction of images of Jewish life in the Ghetto. The special screening, in presence of director Yael Hersonski, is dedicated to the memory of Miriam Bratu Hansen. Free and open to the public, co-sponsored by The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and The Human Rights Program (A roundtable discussion will take place at the Film Studies Center, Sat. April 30, 8:30pm.) 35mm

Friday, April 29: Workshop with Yael Hersonski

Location TBA

12:00 pm


Saturday, April 30: “The Silence of the Archive: Roundtable Discussion on A Film Unfinished

Film Studies Center

Cobb Hall, Rm. 307

5811 S. Ellis

8 pm: reception; 8:30 pm: roundtable

Registration for the roundtable is requested.  Register at:

These events are made possible by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, and are presented in collaboration with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, doc films, and the Human Rights Program.

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Workshop: “Baths as Sculptural and Epigraphic Environments during Late Antiquity,” Jordan Pickett, Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium, Cochrane-Woods Art Center, March 29, 4:30pm

This is a friendly reminder that the Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium will hold our first meeting of Spring Quarter 2011 TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 29.

Jordan Pickett, Ph.D. Candidate in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) will be presenting his paper entitled: “Baths as Sculptural and Epigraphic Environments during Late Antiquity.”

The meeting will be held at 4:30p.m. in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (5540 S Greenwood) in Room 156.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance or anyone seeking more information should contact Nathan Leidholm (

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Workshop: Teaching with the iPad: Is it Ready to Replace Your Laptop in the Classroom? Faculty Technology Day 2011, University of Chicago, March 31

Faculty Technology Day 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Gordon Center for Integrative Science

The University of Chicago Umbrella Initiative welcomes you to attend the second annual Faculty Technology Day on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Faculty Technology Day showcases the use of technology in faculty research and instruction, and provides consultations and presentations designed to enhance your use of technologies.

Faculty Technology Day offers:

·         Faculty members presenting their projects and the technologies they use;
·         “Next steps” information on some of the most popular teaching and learning technology tools;
·         One-on-one consultations with your technology partners;
·         A poster session on popular IT services that you may not yet be using.
Of special note is a luncheon keynote address “The Dome and the Web: Electronic Epigraphy to the Rescue of the Persepolis Fortification Archive” presented by Matthew W. Stolper, John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies.
The Faculty Technology Day is a full-day event, but all-day attendance is not required. You may register for a single session, lunch and keynote only, or customize a full day’s schedule.

1:30–2:15 PM

Faculty Presentation: Teaching with the iPad: Is it Ready to Replace Your Laptop in the Classroom?
Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Quinn Dombrowski, Manager, IT Services Academic & Collaborative Technologies
Steven Clancy and Quinn Dombrowski will discuss the use of off the shelf apps for teaching with the iPad 2, and provide examples of
customized iPad apps they have created to enhance language teaching
Please register for the sessions of interest to you, as space is limited. Be sure to stop by the registration desk for a detailed schedule and your welcome gift. More information, the full schedule, and registration is available here:

Faculty Technology Day Co-Chairs
Valerie Archambeau, College IT; Astrid Fingerhut, IT Services; Allison Kallo, IT Services

Faculty Technology Day Planning Committee
Valerie Archambeau, College IT; Steve Bandyk, Physical Sciences Division; Lynn Barnett, IT Services; Karen Baum, IT Services; David Borycz, University Libraries; Kevin Brooks, Solution Center; Nikita Campbell; IT Services; Jacqualyn Casazza, Office of the Registrar; Ambrose Cohen, Social Sciences Division; Astrid Fingerhut, IT Services; Bill Geraci, Divinity School; Allison Kallo, IT Services; Jackie Larson, University Libraries; Bart Longacre, Social Sciences Division; David Neuhoff, IT Services; Alison Phillips, IT Services; Ken Sadowski, IT Services; Avi Schwab, College IT; Rebecca Starkey, University Libraries; Joe Stupar, College IT; Sara Ware, IT Services

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Poetry & Poetics Workshops

Below you’ll find the spring schedule for the Poetry & Poetics Workshop. Please mark these dates on your calendar! Workshops customarily take place on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Rosenwald 405. The spring quarter is chock-a-block with tantalizing poetics offerings, and we hope to see you at as many of these discussions as you can make it to.

For more information, please contact Joel Calahan at [].

All papers will be available one week in advance of the workshop for download from our website (see above for link).

Spring 2011 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

March 28 | Erin Nerstad | Department of English

April 11 | Lev Blumenfeld | Department of Linguistics, Carleton University

April 25 | Michelle Clayton| Department of Comparative Literature, University of California-Los Angeles

May 9 | Dustin Simpson | Department of Comparative Literature

May 23 | Victoria Somoff | Department of Russian Language & Literature, Dartmouth University

June 6 | Don Fette | Department of Comparative Literature

Poetry & Poetics Workshop, alternating Mondays, 4:30 PM, Rosenwald 405

The Poetry and Poetics Workshop provides a forum for all those members of the University devoted to the study of poetry, be they graduate students, faculty, or poets. The workshop is committed to historical and formal engagement with poetry in all languages and across all periods, welcoming comparative work, as well as work that issues from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Beyond this core concern, we also value poetics broadly construed, including theories of the principles of creation, technique and composition in literary texts and, by extension, visual art, cinema and other art forms. Graduate students from any field are especially encouraged to present essays and dissertation chapters at the workshop.

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Workshop: “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929, Modern Europe Workshop, March 29

The first meeting of the Spring Quarter on Tuesday, March 29 in the John Hope Franklin Room (refreshments at 4:45, discussion at 5:00).

Julia Fein will present Chapter Five of her dissertation, entitled “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929.

The paper will be posted on Chalk towards the end of break.

For more information, contact Eleanor Rivera.

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