Category Archives: Event Recap

Revolution Every Day

by Robert Bird, University of Chicago; Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University; and William Nickell, University of Chicago This essay was originally published in the October 2017 edition of the NewsNet, ASEEES’ newsletter, which carries news of the profession and the association and is … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe

by Jennifer Cole and Susan Gal The conference on March 31st examined the entanglement of gender, nation, sexualities and secularism in Europe, East and West: Why and how have these issues become sharply visible in the last several years, in … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe”

by Zoe Berman Over the last several years, the entanglement of gender, nation, and secularism has become sharply visible in Europe. From the 2010 “Cologne Attacks,” in Germany, when roving bands of young men (many who were said to be either foreign nationals … Continue reading

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Rights Research in Central Asia: Challenges, Insights

by Mihra Rittmann Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization that investigates human rights abuse in over 90 countries worldwide. Human Rights Watch carries out in-depth research to get the facts. We expose information of … Continue reading

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Sex, AIDS, and the Dystopic Impulse: The Affective Politics of Racialized Displacements

by Michaela Appeltova On February 2, Kateřina Kolářová, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague, presented a theoretically dense, analytically layered, and thought-provoking excerpt from her manuscript on the intersections of … Continue reading

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Francofonia

Francofonia by Anthony Stott On October 20, 2016, the University of Chicago community joined Dragan Kujundžić, Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, to celebrate the renowned Russian film director Alexander … Continue reading

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Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics

 Milica Bakić-Hayden: Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics by Nada Petković On October 17, 2016, the Franke Institute for the Humanities hosted a lecture on Orthodox Women Monastics in the Balkans delivered by … Continue reading

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Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave by Cheryl Stephenson On April 29, 2016 Slavists and film enthusiasts came together to welcome the legendary Czech film director Ivan Passer for “Pearls of the Czech New Wave,” an evening of conversation and … Continue reading

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Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right

SOYUZ at the University of Chicago By Roy Kimmey and Patrick Lewis The 2016 SOYUZ Symposium took place at the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute on March 11-12.  SOYUZ is the Research Network for Postsocialist Studies of the American Anthropological … Continue reading

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In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941

In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941 by Robert Bird In recent years the University of Chicago has become home to a group of innovative young scholars—both faculty and PhD students—working on issues related to the modern construction … Continue reading

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