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Lecture: "Projecting and Detecting Jewishness: Jewish Passing in Weimar Germany"

Kerry Wallach, assistant professor of German at Gettysburg College, will deliver a lecture sponsored by the Department of Germanic Studies, titled "Projecting and Detecting Jewishness: Jewish Passing in Weimar Germany." This lecture will be in Wieboldt 206 on May 28th at 4:30. For information contact Michelle Zimet at mzimet@uchicago.edu or 773-702-8494.

Conversation with Josef Koudelka

In anticipation of the opening of Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful on June 7, enjoy a discussion among renowned photographer Josef Koudelka; Matthew S. Witkovsky, the Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago; and Amanda Maddox, assistant curator, J. Paul Getty Museum. No reservations are necessary. This event will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 6 PM on Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute. The event is free with museum admission.

Communism and Hunger Conference: The Soviet, Kazakh, Ukrainian and Chinese Famines in Comparative Perspective

Organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, the "Communism and Hunger Conference: The Soviet, Kazakh, Ukrainian and Chinese Famines in Comparative Perspective" will take place from September 26–27, 2014.

Lecture by Matthew Jesse Jackson

Join the Division of Humanities on Monday, June 2nd, for a talk by Matthew Jesse Jackson, at 5 PM in Room 901 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street). Matthew Jesse Jackson teaches in the departments of Art History and Visual Arts at The University of Chicago. He is the author of essays and reviews in Artforum and October, as well as the books The Experimental Group: Ilya Kabakov, Moscow Conceptualism, Soviet Avant-Gardes (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and Vision and Communism (The New Press, New York, 2011).

Master in Advanced European and International Studies

The Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI), an international teaching and research institute in Nice, invites graduate students to apply for its Master programme 2014/15. The “Master in Advanced European and International Studies” (MAEIS) offers an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today´s modern world. The courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, as well as experts from research institutions and practitioners from international organisations.

Central Slavic Conference

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting, to be held in conjunction with the 2014 International Studies Association Midwest Conference. Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables for priority review and cross-listing with ISA-Midwest panels should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer (dborgmey@slu.edu) no later than August 1, 2014.

Lecture: "Experiments with Crumbling World"

The Central Europe Workshop is welcoming Kateřina Svatoňová from Charles University, who will be presenting her paper "Experiments with Crumbling World: Czech (Not So) New Wave and Its Cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera," at 4:30, Thursday, May 22, in Cobb 119.

Lecture: "The Demise of the Ancient Régime and Beginning of the New Era"

On Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 PM, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is presenting a lecture titled "The Demise of the Ancient Régime and Beginning of the New Era: Ethnic Groups and the Young Turk Revolution of 1908" by visiting Professor Bedross Der Matossian. This is made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment. The lecture is open to the public, with a reception to follow. It will take place in Pick Lounge (5828 S. University Avenue).

Film Screening: The Pin

Join Doc Films next Wednesday, May 28th at 5 PM for a screening of The Pin in Ida Noyes Hall. A video Q&A with the director will follow. This event is free, sponsored by the Department of Germanic Studies and the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies. To view the trailer, visit http://www.thepinfilm.com/.

The Sealed Gate: Prospects of the Sealed Turkey-Armenia Border

This conference, entitled "The Sealed Gate: Prospects of the Sealed Turkey-Armenia Border," seeks to address the “policy of closed borders” with its political, economic, social, environmental, humanitarian and regional aspects along with the prospects for peace-building in the Caucasus. The conference is open to the participation of researchers working on the history, politics, economy, sociology, and demography of the region. The working languages of the conference will be Armenian, English and Turkish.

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