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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.

Film Screening: The Pin

On May 28th at 5 PM at Doc Films, there will be a special screening at Doc Films of The Pin (Di shpilke), a brand new Yiddish film from the director and writer Naomi Jaye. Following the screening, there will be a skype Q&A with the director. This is the description: An elderly shomer, or religious watchman responsible for guarding the corpse before burial, comes face to face with the body of his first love, Leah. As he stands guard over the body, he relives the days and nights he spent hiding with Leah in a barn in Lithuania, fighting for survival as WWII raged around them.

Lecture: "The Prague Spring, the Polish Anti-Zionist Campaign, and the Crucible of Israel Activism"

The Central Europe Workshop is delighted that next week, on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 in Cobb 103, Ilana Miller will be presenting her work "The Prague Spring, the Polish Anti-Zionist Campaign, and the Crucible of Israel Activism: Discourse on Israel after the Six-Day War in Poland and Czechoslovakia." The paper is on our website and can be found here: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/centraleurope/workshop-documents/. The password, as always, is Mitteleuropa. Refreshments will be provided.

19th Biennial Balkan and South Slavic Conference

From April 25th to 27th, CEERES will host the 19th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature, and Folklore at the University of Chicago. The series of conferences, initiated in 1978 here at Chicago, showcases research in South Slavic (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian), Romance (Romanian, Aromanian, Meglenoromanian, Judezmo), Greek, Albanian, Romani, and Turkic (Turkish and Gagauz) languages, literature, and folklore.

ASEEES Student Essay Prizes

The Midwest Slavic Association is currently running an essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration.

Jan Karski 2014 Conference on Memory and Responsibility

On September 19th to 20th, Loyola University will host the Jan Karski 2014 Conference, a two-day conference in Chicago bringing together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the two themes of “Memory and Responsibility,” centered around the life and legacy of Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance fighter. The conference is currently seeking paper proposals; it is sponsored by a special grant from Loyola University's President Michael J.

Seventeenth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Held at the University of Chicago, the 17th Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop will take place in on April 18th in Foster 505 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. There will be talks by Gail Lenhoff of UCLA, David J. Birnbaum of the University of Pittsburgh, Anne Kleimola of the University of Nebraska, and more.

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