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Call for Papers: Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium (2016-17)

 

We are pleased to announce the Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is now accepting submissions for Spring Quarter 2017.

 

Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Motet Choir

Motet Choir
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Harper Memorial Library

The Motet Choir presents selections from Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil.

 

Free Admission.

Donations requested at the door.

Under the Sun, Doc Films

UNDER THE SUN

Vitaly Mansky, 2016

This new documentary follows the daily routines of little Zin-mi and her family up to her ceremonious initiation into the Children's Union. The DPRK agreed to let Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky make the film with strict state supervision of the script. Incorporating smuggled footage recorded between takes, Mansky's film recasts a work of would-be North Korean propaganda into a damning exposé of the state's laughable attempts to stage prosperity and happiness.

 

Friday at 7PM + 9:30PM

Social and Semantic Factors in the Diffusion of Morpho-Syntactic Change: Evidence from the Infinitive in Greek and the Balkans

The Language, Variation, and Change Workshop presents:

 

Social and Semantic Factors in the Diffusion of Morpho-Syntactic Change — Evidence from the Infinitive in Greek and the Balkans

Brian Joseph (OSU)

 

Symposium: Is Democracy in Retreat?

Democracy’s “third wave”—the spectacular blossoming of open political systems after the Cold War—is receding. In Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, major democracies are now backsliding toward authoritarianism. And in the West populist candidates proposing illiberal policies are achieving previously unimaginable success.

 

Middle East Music Ensemble: The Persian Concert

Saturday, February 25th at 7 PM at the Logan Center, Director Wanees Zarour takes the 45-piece UChicago Middle East Music Ensemble on a musical tour of Iran. Come listen to classics of this breathtaking music, some of which have never been performed live since the original recording. Guest vocalists and instrumentalists enhance the verve of this highly anticipated annual event. Songs will be in Farsi, plus one specially arranged piece in Farsi, Azeri, and Armenian.

 

Come early, our past concerts have been entirely filled!

 

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