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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.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration

In honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century, the Armenian Students Association of the University of Chicago will be screening Aghet, a German documentary - in English - about the catastrophe. Prior to the screening, historical background will be provided. This event will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Pick 218.

DDRA Fellowships

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships fund PhD students to conduct 6-12 months of doctoral dissertation research in countries worldwide, except Western Europe. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have Ph.D. candidacy by the time of travel. Students must have achieved a level of language proficiency necessary to conduct proposed research. The grants provide a generous monthly stipend, dependent allowance, research allowance, transportation, and insurance.

KU Summer Ukrainian Program

The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES), has offered for 20 years a summer intensive Ukrainian program at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Given the current state of affairs in Ukraine, KU has elected to instead offer a 6-week intensive Ukrainian program at the Lawrence campus this summer. This is one of few domestic options for the intensive study of Ukrainian.

Chicago Sinfonietta Concert

The Chicago Sinfonietta, a professional orchestra that forms unique cultural connections through the universal language of symphonic music, will be holding its "Identities" concert on May 11-12, 2014 at the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, IL. The program centers around the juxtaposition of Eastern European Jewish, and Chinese identities, and their connection to the Silk Road through gypsy-jazz tinged Klezmer music and the sound of the guzheng. Tickets are available for as little as $10.

Summer Teacher Institute

The Center for International Studies is partnering with campus area centers and museums to present the annual Summer Teacher Institute, which will take place from June 23rd to 25th at the Logan Center for the Arts. The three-day institute incorporates perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to examine how concerns over energy scarcity and energy sustainability can be translated into creative classroom instruction.

Lecture: "When Central Eurasia was Not Central: Strange and Familiar Parallels, 1350-1750"

As a part of the CESC Lecture Series, Yale Professor of History Peter Perdue will present a lecture titled "When Central Eurasia was not Central: Strange and Familiar Parallels, 1350-1750" from 4 PM to 5:30 PM in Stuart 102 on April 18th. Perdue is the author of "Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan 1500-1850 A.D." (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1987) and "China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia" (Harvard University Press, 2005).

MA Mini Conference

The Knowledge/Value Workshop is pleased to announce its MA Mini Conference. It will take place Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 6:00PM in Haskell Hall 315. Presenters will include students from the MAPH and MAPSS programs, as well as the history department.

27th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences

This is a call for papers for the 27th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) to be held in Plzeň, Czech Republic, June 29 – July 5, 2014. The congress is organized into panels, similar to the ASEEES arrangement. One of the panels will be on Slavic languages and linguistics - a topic broad enough to accommodate a wide variety of papers. (The actual topic of the panel can be reshaped by the submissions, of course.

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