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Professor Peter Perdue at East Asian Workshop

Peter Perdue, Professor of History at Yale University, will join the East Asian Workshop for the second installment of the "East Asia in World History Roundtable Series". He will give a talk entitled "Comparative Empires and Environmental History after the Transnational Turn." The discussants will be Kenneth Pomeranz, Professor of History, and History Ph.D. students Dan Knorr and Oliver Cussen. The talk will be from 4 to 6 PM on Tuesday, March 18th at the John Hope Franklin Room, SSR 224.

Film Series - Independent of Reality: The Films of Jan Němec

“Independent of Reality: The Films of Jan Němec” is the first full-career retrospective of the Czechoslovak New Wave director Jan Němec to be presented in North America and the FacetsCinémathèque is very proud to be a part of this tour. This long-overdue survey of Němec's nearly 50-year career of uncompromising work is curated by Irena Kovarova and produced by the Comeback Company in partnership with the National Film Archive (Prague), Aerofilms, and Jan Němec-Film. It premiered at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn in November and is now on a North American tour.

Call for Submissions - Soyuz Panel at Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

The Soyuz Research Network for Post-socialist Studies seeks submissions for participation in its sponsored panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, to be held in Washington D.C. (Dec. 3-7, 2014). The theme of the panel is theory and discourse across post-socialisms. All paper proposals that address this theme are welcome. Proposals that address current research or other thematically relevant issues beyond the Post-Soviet sphere are encouraged.

CIEE Pioneer Grants

CIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange, is a non-profit NGO that supports study and teach abroad. Students attending inaugural semesters at new CIEE Study Centers are eligible to apply for a CIEE Pioneer Grant (http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/financial-aid/ping/). With more than $50,000 available, these grants are designed to help defray program fees for students, opening access to study abroad to more young people.

Armenian Circle

The Armenian Circle presents a relaxing discussion of family histories on March 11th at 4:30 PM in Pick 222. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrate Greek Independence!

Celebrate the year of Greek independence with drinks, appetizers, and music from Global Sounds Entertainment. Event is $20 at the door, includes cash bar. All proceeds to benefit the National Hellenic Museum.This event will take place on March 22nd at 8 PM.

STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

The 2014 STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program at California State University, Northridge is now accepting applications and funding will be available for students accepted to the program. Students in the 2014 program will receive full scholarships that cover the following costs: instruction, textbooks, dormitory, field trips, and partial meals. At the completion of the program, students may be eligible to receive 6 semester credits.

The Czech Avant-Garde Book

In the period between the two world wars, artistic movements in Czechoslovakia produced outstanding examples of avant-garde book cover design, layout, and typography. Czech artists, designers, and architects adopted and developed trends from the avant-garde in other parts of Europe and created what they saw as a new approach to book cover design and typography. Rejecting the bibliophile tradition of book design, these artists sought instead to use avant-garde aesthetics to create simply produced books that could be made available to all.

Tallinn Summer School

Tallinn University invites students to participate in the ninth international summer school. Tallinn Summer School 2014 takes place from July 14th to July 31st and the programme includes 23 courses in various fields. Through the years, Tallinn Summer School has been mainly focused on offering language courses, creative workshops and courses in humanities and social sciences. This year, the programme is wider than ever, including for the first time also courses in educational sciences, ecological planning and information studies.

Culture and Patronage Conference

The Department of the Theory of Culture and Art at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) invites you to participate in a conference entitled Culture and Patronage, which will attempt to gather and analyze various models for cooperation between the cultural and economic sectors, reflecting on creative partnership of the two domains and exchange of knowledge between them. Scholars and those with experience in management, counselling, volunteering, fundraising etc. are invited to participate. The language of the conference will be Polish and English.

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