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Workshop on Greek Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, March 4

Midwest Consortium on Greek Linguistics – Inaugural Meeting
Friday March 4, 2011
University of Chicago, Department of Linguistics


Morning sessions: To be held at the Linguistics Lounge, Dept. of Linguistics

Nikos Vergis (UIUC): The rhetorics of shame: Language, women and stereotypes

Marina Terkourafi (UIUC): On the intonation/pragmatics interface: a prohibitive construction in Cypriot Greek

Break: 10-10:30

Anastasia Giannakidou (U Chicago), Despoina Papadopoulou (U Thessaloniki), and Melita Stavrou (U Thessaloniki): scope and epistemic judgment: evidence form Greek indefinites

Jason Merchant (U Chicago): A new argument for LF-copy? Evidence from ellipsis in the Greek NP

Lunch break: 11:30-1:00

Afternoon sessions: Harper 130

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ioanna Sitaridou (U Cambridge): The Last Greek Infinitive — Continuity, Contact, and Change in the Greek varieties of Pontus

Christopher Brown (OSU) and Brian D. Joseph (OSU): Greek of Southern Albania — Preliminary Observations

Break: 2:30-3:00

Eleni Staraki (U Chicago): Greek modals interacting with tense and aspect

Katerina Chatzopoulou (U Chicago): Negation selection in Ancient Greek: the latest news

Anastasia Smirnova (OSU): Linguistic encoding of motion events in Greek in comparison to other Balkan languages

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“On the Queen’s Couch, By the Wizard’s Grave: Healing, Superficiality, and New Political Communities in Bosnia,” Larisa Jasarevic, The Medicine, Body and Practice Workshop, February 16

The Medicine, Body and Practice Workshop


Larisa Jasarevic

(PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

On the Queen’s Couch, By the Wizard’s Grave: Healing, Superficiality, and New Political Communities in Bosnia

Discussant: Andrew Graan

(PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

Wednesday, February 16th
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Room: Haskell 101

**To receive a copy of the paper, please**

Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance, please contact the coordinators at in advance.

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“The Poetics of Iterative Narrative and the Miracle of Involuntary Memory in Dostoevsky‘s ‘The Peasant Marei’,” Jennifer Flaherty, Poetry & Poetics Workshop, February 28

Remaining Winter 2011 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

·         February 28 | Jennifer Flaherty

“The Poetics of Iterative Narrative and the Miracle of Involuntary Memory in Dostoevsky‘s ‘The Peasant Marei'”

For more information or to inquire about presenting, please contact Joel Calahan at [].

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Dance: Balkan Folk Dance Workshop with John Kuo and Balkanski Igri

Feb 20, 2011
Ida Noyes, 3rd floor Theater
Balkan Folk Dance Workshop with John Kuo and Balkanski Igri

The event is part of the Balkan Folklore class but is free and open to the public.

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Workshop: “Doubtful Experts: Logics of Integration and Embodying Tibetan Medical Knowledge,” Tatiana Chudakova, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, Thursday February 10

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop proudly presents:

“Doubtful Experts: Logics of Integration and Embodying Tibetan Medical Knowledge” 

by Tatiana Chudakova
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101
February 10, 2011

Refreshments will be provided

Abstract: This paper is broadly concerned with the relationship between expert knowledge – of Tibetan medicine, in this case – and processes of hybridization that happen around the deployment of “integrative medicine” in Russia.

To obtain a copy of the paper, please send an email request to either Shirley Yeung( or Natalja Czarnecki ( Those seeking further information or persons with disabilities who may need assistance should please also email either Natalja Czarnecki or Shirley Yeung.

For more information about the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, please visit our blog, at

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Workshop: Klezmer Dancing and Golosa, University of Chicago Folk Festival, February 11-13

Check out the University of Chicago Folk Festival this weekend. Come out to support Golosa Russian Choir on Saturday at 4pm at Ida Noyes Theater. Then stop by Cloister Club on Sunday at 1pm to learn some Klezmer Dancing from Steve Weintraub.

A message from our friends at Golosa:

Dear Friends of Golosa,

One of our favorite performances of the year is coming right up this weekend: the 51st annual University of Chicago Folk Festival!

Golosa will perform at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Ida Noyes Hall. We’ll be in the pretty theater on the third floor, so there should be plenty of room for everyone this year! We are the last performance of the afternoon, so save your strength for us.

If you have never been to the Folk Fest, it is a two-day affair that consists of free daytime workshops and performances in Ida Noyes Hall, followed by ticketed concerts each evening in Mandel Hall. We perform in the daytime half, so no ticket is required, but we do tend to fill up the room, so come early to get a seat.

We’ve been learning some new songs and dances that we can’t wait to perform. We’ll also be including a short question-and-answer session for any burning inquiries you’ve been harboring, and we have some great news to share about our spring tour. Please come and bring your friends!

Ida Noyes Hall is located at 1212 E. 59th St. in Hyde Park.

Visit: to view a map of the area around Ida Noyes Hall.

We hope to see you there!

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Workshop: Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society, Gretchen Bakke, The Semiotics Workshop, February 3, 4:30pm

Feb 3rd: Gretchen Bakke

Anthropology, McGill University

Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society, including: Ch. 2 “By the very cunning of the scene” and Ch. 3 “Človek, Človeka, Ljudi: A Local History of Twoness”.

Discussant: Natalja Czarnecki

Thursday, Feb. 3rd


Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper will be available by email request from the graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan ( and Chris Bloechl (

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The Material Culture Workshop Winter 2011 Schedule

The Material Culture Workshop at the University of Chicago is
pleased to announce its Winter 2011 Schedule.

All workshops will take place on Wednesday afternoons, from
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Haskell Mezzanine 102.  (Please note the
change in time and location).

January 12- Jonathan De Souza, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Music
Theory and History

Paper Title: “Sonic Gestures/Material Gestures: How
Instruments Shape Musical Movement”

January 19- Michael Di Giovine, PhD Candidate, Dept. of

Paper Title:  “Padre Pio for Sale:Souvenirs, Relics, or
Identity Markers?”

February 9- Krisztina Fehervary, Asst. Professor of
Anthropology, University of Michigan

Paper Title: “Supernatural Materialities and the Moral
Aesthetics of a Postsocialist Middle Class”

February16- Rebecca Graff, PhD Candidate, Dept. of

Paper Title: “’The “Gilt’ in the Gilded Age: The Archaeology
of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition”

March 2- Christopher Dingwall, PhD Candidate, Dept. of History

Paper Title: “Black Books and the Souls of Black Folk: W. E.
B. Du Bois and the Matter of Memory, 1903”

Please contact the workshop coordinator, Sarah Weicksel
( with any questions.

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Educator Workshop: Ukrainian Art, History, and Cultures around the World, January 28

Educator Workshop: Ukrainian History, Art, and Cultures around the World

Presented by the Ukrainian National Museum and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60612

Free with pre-registration; 6 CPDUs Offered!

Chicago hosts a wide-range of cultural institutions, many of whose resources are rarely tapped into by K-12 teachers. Through internationalizing curricula, students obtain a global perspective and think more critically about their surrounding world. In this workshop, the Ukrainian National Museum and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will serve as models for how you and your teachers might utilize the (more than 25) cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area to help further internationalize your school’s curricula.

This workshop will include a presentation of K-12 lessons on Ukrainian history, art, and culture, as well as tours of the two museums. The professional development day is applicable to teachers interested in thinking about new ways to incorporate world cultures into their curriculum. While the focus of the workshop will be on Ukraine, themes addressed can be integrated into general lesson plans to add cultural content.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies (CIS) and Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), the Ukrainian National Museum, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, and the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA). For more information, contact Jamie Bender at

Register on the website.

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Educator Workshop: “Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun,” Franke Institute for Humanities, January 22

Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun

A Teacher Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Mara E. Sukholutskaya

Saturday, January 22, 2010

9:30am – 1pm

The University of Chicago

Franke Institute for the Humanites

This workshop will examine strategies to keep Russian language students consistently motivated and language active in the classroom. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate how to prepare and implement dynamic activities like educational games, role-play, elements of immersion techniques, etc. for the development and mastery of a variety of Russian language skills. These activities will be combined in thematic units based on standards-oriented and student- centered models. A sample lesson fragment that will include a variety of interactive techniques (including TPR and TPRS) will be offered with participants acting as students. It will be followed by a detailed analysis of the sample and a question/answer exchange. In addition, participants will be introduced to the language and culture learning game “Quartet- Faces of Russia”. The game is a fun way of teaching culture along with strengthening essential skills of speaking, listening comprehension, and reading.

Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya is Professor of Languages, Director of Russian Studies, and Global Education Director at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  She is also the founder and President of CARTA (Central Association of Russian Teachers of America).

Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Language and Cultural Education.

Registration for this event is required.

Pre-registration is required by January 19. To register, visit CPS University, keyword “OLCE-WL ,” and find the workshop title. If you are a charter school or non-CPS teacher, please register through Amy Hammerand by e-mailing your name, school name, and levels of Russian taught to Participants will receive 3.5 CPDU.

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