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Kennan Institute Short-Term Grants

The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants (up to one month's duration) to U.S. citizens whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations.

Lecture: "Seeing Sochi"

This lecture by Professor William Nickell is titled "Seeing Sochi." It will take place on May 20 at 5 PM in Classics 110; it will be followed by an informal discussion with current students of Russian on their reactions to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. LIght refreshments will be provided. Those who require assistance to attend the event should contact Meredith Clason at mclason@uchicago.edu.

Camera Poetics of Soviet Cinema: A Two-Day Workshop on Soviet Cinematography

This workshop, titled "Camera Poetics of Soviet Cinema," will be dedicated to discussing developments in the visual style and camera poetics of Soviet cinematography from the post-war to post-Stalinist periods. One of the leading scholars on Soviet cinematography and camera poetics, Philip Cavendish, will be the special guest as we consider patterns of continuity and change in the visual style of postwar Soviet Cinema. On both days the workshop will begin with introductory comments, followed by a film screening and post-viewing discussion.

Armenian Circle - History Presentation

On Thursday, May 8, the Armenian Circle will be hosting a history presentation in Pick 218 about Tigran II (r. 95-55 BC), an Armenian King of Kings who established a short-lived empire in the middle of the first century BC. There will be food from Nile Restaurant. The event will run from 4:30-6:00 PM.

Talk: "Linguistics in a Challenging Environment"

On Monday, May 12th at 3 PM, the Workshop on Language Variation and Change will have graduate student in linguistics Rachel Lehr present a talk entitled "Linguistics in a Challenging Environment." The event will be in Cobb 104 and there will be a reception to follow.

CESC 2014 Lecture Series Reception

The Central Eurasian Studies Committee is hosting the 2014 Lecture Series Reception at 4:30 PM in Pick Lounge on May 9, 2014. Dinner and drinks are provided. Brief announcements will be made by CESC board members on current and upcoming activities. This is sponsored by CESC, CEERES, and CIS. For more information about the committee, visit http://centralasia.uchicago.edu/.

Words, Concepts, Metaphors: New Advances in Historical Semantics

This colloquium will be held in Rosenwald 405 from May 16 to 17, 2014. It is sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Poetry and Poetics Workshop, Norman Wait Harris Fund, CEERES, the Graduate Student Council, and the Slavic and Comparative Literature Departments.

Armenian Circle Study Break

Armenian Circle will be hosting a study break on Thursday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. It will include light snacks and a screening of Professor Haroutunian's recording of the performances from Armenian Culture Night. The location will be Pick Hall 218.

Protomaya at the National Hellenic Museum

In honor of Protomaya, or "Greek Spring," the National Hellenic Museum (333 S. Halsted Street) will be hosting a traditional harteato - or "kite" - demonstration on May 3rd from 1 PM to 3 PM. After the demonstration, children and adults alike will have the opportunity to make their own kite, as well as partake in other springtime crafts. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free with museum admission.

OI Talk: "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders"

On May 1, 2014, join Tasha Vorderstrasse, research associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, as she examines the history of the trade between China and the Middle East in this Gallery Talk: "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders at Oriental Institute." This talk is part of Envisioning China, a festival of art and culture presented by UChicago Arts. Learn more at envisioningchina.uchicago.edu. The talk will take place at the Oriental Institute (1155 E. 58th Street) at 12:15 PM.

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