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Golosa, "Songs of Good Cheer: Winter Music from Siberia," Dec. 5, 2012

Songs of Good Cheer: Winter Music from Siberia

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

7:30-9:00pm

International House, 1414 E. 59th Street

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

Harris School of Public Policy, Roundtable Discussion with Municipal Legislators from Moscow, Dec. 3, 2012

Roundtable Discussion with Municipal Legislators from Moscow

Monday, December 3 | 3 - 4 p.m.

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Room 289A | RSVP

 

 

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion on the similarities and differences in municipal governance in Russia and the United States with a delegation of municipal legislators from Moscow. 

International History Workshop, Taeju Kim on “Cold War Modernity, Security State, and Transnationalism,” Dec. 4, 2015

International History Workshop

Tuesday, December 4

 

Taeju Kim (Department of History): “Cold War Modernity, Security State, and Transnationalism”

John Hope Franklin Room, 4:30pm

 

http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/interhist/papers/

 

For further details, or for persons needing special assistance, please contact kylegardner@uchicago.edu.

Trans-Science Conference, Dec. 13-15, 2015

Trans-Science Conference

Dec 13-15, 2012

Franke Institute for the Humanities

1100 E. 57th Street

 

 

Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop, Kate Franklin on "Plain Wares and Powerful Words: Late Medieval Globalism from the Gutters and Walls of the Armenian Highlands," Nov. 8, 2012

Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop presents

 

Kate Franklin (Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

“Plain Wares and Powerful Words:  Late Medieval Globalism from the Gutters and Walls of the Armenian Highlands”

 

November 8, 2012

 

Armenian Circle, Hripsime Haroutunian on "Armenian Presence in Jerusalem," Nov. 1, 2012

Armenians in Jerusalem
The UChicago Armenian Circle presents

 

Armenian presence in Jerusalem
(Impressions from a recent trip to Jerusalem)

 

by Hripsime Haroutunian

 

Thursday, November 1
5:00 pm
Pick 218
5828 S University Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

 

In English and open to everyone!

With yummy Middle Eastern refreshments!

 

Humanities Day: William Nickell on "Why Read 'War and Peace'?" Oct. 20, 2012

War and Peace is universally recognized as a great work, but its reputation as the quintessential “long novel” has resulted in an unwarranted reluctance to read it. In fact, the novel is a page-turner, which was Tolstoy’s intention from the beginning. Fresh off his experience teaching peasant children Russian history and influenced by his reading of English “sensation novels” of the 1860s, Tolstoy set about to write an engaging account of one history’s great stories.

Humanities Day: Lenore Grenoble on "Endangered Languages: The World’s Languages in Crisis," Oct. 20, 2012

There are somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and linguists estimate that 50 to 90 percent of them will disappear before the end of this century. Although in some cases this loss is the result of natural disasters, disease, or warfare, it is primarily due to language shift, where one group of people abandons their native tongue in favor of another. This talk will explore the phenomenon of language endangerment and discuss the implications of this loss for societies and for scientific knowledge.

Humanities Day, Malynne Sternstein on “Hooliganism' and the Art of East European Dissent," Oct. 20, 2012

Interviewed in March of 2010, Czech artist David Černý (b. 1967) denied his rebel status and underscores his hatred of officials: “The other day, I had to shake the hand of the Czech Prime Minister, and he was very nice and friendly, but I know he does not care about me, and does not like me. And I do not care about him….” Asked whether he is a rebel or prankster, Cerny replies, “No, I do not see myself as anything of the above. I am a sculptor. I make art.

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