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Lecture: "The Prague Spring, the Polish Anti-Zionist Campaign, and the Crucible of Israel Activism"

The Central Europe Workshop is delighted that next week, on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 in Cobb 103, Ilana Miller will be presenting her work "The Prague Spring, the Polish Anti-Zionist Campaign, and the Crucible of Israel Activism: Discourse on Israel after the Six-Day War in Poland and Czechoslovakia." The paper is on our website and can be found here: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/centraleurope/workshop-documents/. The password, as always, is Mitteleuropa. Refreshments will be provided.

19th Biennial Balkan and South Slavic Conference

From April 25th to 27th, CEERES will host the 19th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature, and Folklore at the University of Chicago. The series of conferences, initiated in 1978 here at Chicago, showcases research in South Slavic (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian), Romance (Romanian, Aromanian, Meglenoromanian, Judezmo), Greek, Albanian, Romani, and Turkic (Turkish and Gagauz) languages, literature, and folklore.

ASEEES Student Essay Prizes

The Midwest Slavic Association is currently running an essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration.

Jan Karski 2014 Conference on Memory and Responsibility

On September 19th to 20th, Loyola University will host the Jan Karski 2014 Conference, a two-day conference in Chicago bringing together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the two themes of “Memory and Responsibility,” centered around the life and legacy of Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance fighter. The conference is currently seeking paper proposals; it is sponsored by a special grant from Loyola University's President Michael J.

Seventeenth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Held at the University of Chicago, the 17th Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop will take place in on April 18th in Foster 505 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. There will be talks by Gail Lenhoff of UCLA, David J. Birnbaum of the University of Pittsburgh, Anne Kleimola of the University of Nebraska, and more.

Golosa Concert

Golosa will perform a full-length concert on Saturday, April 12th, as part of the Chicago Russian Literary Salon series. The salon was founded twenty years ago, and since then, the series has hosted a plethora of writers, activists, and artists—including Golosa! We are pleased to return to the salon on its twentieth anniversary to toast the birthday of its founder, Ms. Alla Dekhtyar, who has been a longtime supporter of Golosa. Tickets are $20 and the event begins at 7 PM at Congregation Kol Emeth, located in Skokie. This event is open to all.

Armenian Cultural Night

On Tuesday, April 8th, enjoy a night of Armenian poetry, music, fairy tales, and Armenian food, catered by Siunik Armenian Grill. This Armenian Cultural Night, presented UChicago Armenian Students Association, will begin at 7 PM in the Ida Noyes Lounge/Library (1212 East 59th Street).

Chicago's Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography

On Friday, April 18th, there will be a master class with Clinard Dance Theatre from 1 PM to 4 PM on the Logan Center's Performance Hall. This is an opportunity to join the pianists of Estrella Duo (UChicago Music Department's Dr. Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya), dancer Wendy Clinard, and painter/writer Dmitry Samarov for a workshop inspired by their collaborative work, Chicago's Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography. Participants should come prepared to investigate impossibilities/questions/ problems/ideas in a physical, musical, and visual manner.

Newberry Summer Class on Dostoyevsky

The Newberry Library is offering a course on Dostoyevsky's Petersburg Tales for the summer, starting June 14th and running to August 9th. Registration opens on April 22nd. This course will explore a selection of the author’s novels and stories including Poor Folk, The Double, A Disgraceful Affair, Notes from the Underground, The Eternal Husband, “White Nights,” “A Crocodile,” and “A Gentle Creature,” as well as parts from film adaptations of his work. This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program and the cost is $200 for eight sessions.

Ukrainian Spring Bazaar

The Ukrainian National Women's League of America and the Ukrainian National Museum present a spring bazaar, where Easter eggs, art and countless other goods will be available. The bazaar will take place at the Ukrainian National Museum (2249 W. Superior Street) on April 5th and 6th, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission to the bazaar is free. For more information, visit http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org//eng/index.html.


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