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Interdisciplinary Forum in Slavic Studies

A joint meeting of the 33rd Annual Slavic Forum and the 4th Slavic Graduate Student Association Conference will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 11-12, 2014. This year’s conference will feature (but not be limited to) interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. Our goal is to encourage dialogue and exchange between different fields.

Lecture by Thomas Barfield - "Chasing Shadow Empires"

Friday, January 31, 2014
Thomas Barfield (Boston University) will give a talk at the Central Eurasian Studies Committee workshop entitled "Chasing Shadow Empires" on Friday, January 31 at 4pm in Stuart 105. The event is co-sponsored by CESC and CEERES. For complete information visit centraleurasia.uchicago.edu.

Film Screening: The Fourth Partition

"The Fourth Partition," produced and directed by Adrian Prawica, will be screened on February 19th (Wednesday), starting at 6:00 p.m. in Cobb 201 B-C (5811 S. Ellis Ave.) The film describes the wave of Polish immigration at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries as 4 million Poles immigrated to the USA within 40 years, deftly weaving together Polish and American history with the growth and industrialization of the city of Chicago. Adrian Prawica will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening.

"Coordinating Continuities: Language and Sameness Across Time and Space"

The annual Michicagoan Conference focuses on the social and cultural analysis of semiotic forms centering on language, providing graduate students with an attentive forum in which to present their work and have it discussed by faculty and students from both universities. We welcome work from students at all stages, and encourage participants to submit formal conference papers as well as to discuss their dissertation proposals and research reports. Commentators for each panel are drawn from participating faculty.

Virginia Tech in Russia

This is a summer program run by Virginia Tech. Classes on all levels will be conducted at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow and will be held in the mornings, allowing students to explore Moscow in the afternoons. In addition to the academic program, the students will be able to attend a ballet performance, to take guided tours of the city, to see the famous Kremlin cathedrals and armories, to visit Stalin’s Bunker, to examine masterpieces of Russian art at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and to see other culturally important sites.

Exhibition on Czech Avant-Garde Book

There will be an exhibition at the Art Institute on the Czech Avant-Garde Book, starting on January 28th and running until April 7th. More information can be found here: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/czech-avant-garde-book.

Lecture - North Africa's Transition from Christianity to Islam: Some Reconsiderations

Thursday, January 30, 2014
On January 30th, Professor Walter Kaegi will give a lecture entitled "North Africa's Transition from Christianity to Islam: Some Reconsiderations." The event will take place at 4:30 on the third floor of Swift Hall. To register, follow this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mqan...

Summer School - "Central Europe in the EU"

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process - will organize the 12th year of its summer school program for university students in July 2014. In July 12 - 23, 2014, the summer school, under the title "Central Europe in the EU - 10 Years After," will take place in Prague.

Central Europe Workshop and Beth Holmgren Lecture

The winter schedule for the Central Europe workshop has been posted on our website (https://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/centraleurope/) We are pleased to have presentations from Esther Peters, Cheryl Stephenson, Alison Davis, and Malynne Sternstein from the University of Chicago, as well as three visits, one from Professor Beth Holmgren from Duke University (co-sponsored by CEERES and TAPS), Professor Holly Case from Cornell (a joint Workshop with Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe), and Howard Louthan of the University of

UIMA Exhibition: Survival, Spirit, Dreams, Nightmares

The exhibition features works by artists addressing themes of culture and ethnicity, survival, and the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. Four artists with different life journeys are telling stories through their paintings, prints and sculptures. This exhibition includes Chicago artists René Hugo Arceo, Mark Nelson, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and ex-Chicagoan Peter Dallos. It opens February 9, 2014.

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