Events 2012-2013

2013 Summer Teacher Institute

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 to Thursday, July 11, 2013

Natural Disasters and Social Responses: A Global Perspective

This interdisciplinary 3-day institute will explore the challenges involved in understanding and responding to natural disasters around the globe.

CASS Film Series: "The Descendant of the Snow Leopard"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Harper 148
1116 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL

Stephen Jones: "Why the Saakashvili System Failed"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5:30 - 7:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities (in the Regenstein Library)
1100 East 57th Street

Uli Shamiloglu: "The Black Death and Religiosity in the Muslim Turkic World (14-15th Centuries)"

Friday, May 17, 2013

Stuart 102
5835 South Greenwood Avenue

Tasha Vorderstrasse: "Medieval Wall Paintings of Georgia: Iconography of Patronage"

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

5:30 - 7:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities (In the Regenstein Library)
1100 East 57th Street

The Russian Kurosawa

Friday, May 10, 2013 to Sunday, May 12, 2013

Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
Screening Room 201

This event introduces Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic adaptations of Russian literature through a series of screenings - "The Idiot" (1951), "Ikiru" (1952), "The Lower Depths" (1957), and "Dersu Uzala" (1975).

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: the Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gordon Center for Integrative Science
927 East 57th Street

International House, Home Room
1414 East 59th Street

Screening: "The Legend of Suram Fortress"


Georgian Movie Night on Monday, 4/22/13 at 5:15 p.m. in Cobb 201 B&C 
The Legend of Suram Fortress (Parajanov, 1984, ~90 minutes)

In Georgian with English subtitles


From IMDb: "A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces." 


Contact Tami Wysocki-Niimi ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Sixteenth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Friday, April 19, 2013

9:30am – 2:30pm
Foster Hall, Room 505

Ramaz Kurdadze: "Georgian Script and Literary Language through Centuries"

Monday, April 15, 2013

3:15 - 4:45pm
Foster 103

Slavic Forum 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cobb 201
5811 South Ellis

8th Annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzogovinian Film

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12
Loyola University Chicago
Sullivan Center
6339 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

John Graham: Workshop-Masterclass on Georgian Traditional Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

International House, Home Room
1414 East 59th Street

John A. Graham: "The Last Master: Georgian Orthodoxy and the Oral Chant Tradition"

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

5:30 - 7:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities (In the Regenstein Library)
1100 East 57th Street

Alash, Tuvan Throat Singers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reception 5pm
Concert 6pm
Fulton Recital Hall
Goodspeed Hall

Time, Space and Narrative: A Workshop on Digital Mapping and its Objectives

Saturday, April 6, 2013

9:30am - 5:00pm
Cobb 201

Spring Festival of East European and Mediterranean Music and Dance

Friday, March 22, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013

48th Anniversary
International House
1414 East 59th Street
Workshops, concert, parties, culture sessions featuring the dance and music of Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean

Balkan Music and Dance Lecture

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1:00 - 2:30pm
Ida Noyes West Lounge

Balkan Music and Dance Workshop

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2:30 - 3:30pm
Ida Noyes West Lounge

Translations, Translators, and Converts: Transmission of Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Lands

Friday, March 1, 2013 to Saturday, March 2, 2013

Classics Building
110 East 59th Street
Room 116

Susan Gal: "Traveling Feminisms? Women of the Extreme Right in Europe"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Social Science Research, Room 122
1126 East 59th Street

John Woods: "Framing the Timurid Aristocratic Order"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Stuart 102

Douglas Northrop: "Earthquakes and Empire in Eurasia"

Monday, February 18, 2013

Classics 110

Central Eurasian Studies Committee 2013 Lecture Series

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013

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CASS Movie Series presents "Khadak"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stuart 105

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) information session

Graduate Student Affairs is hosting a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) information session on Wednesday, February 13 from 12 – 1pm in Classics 110. In light of the abbreviated competition timeline in 2012 (announced in May with a June deadline), we will work under the assumption that this year will follow the same pattern. We’re aiming to have students prepared to quickly turn around their applications should this be the case. 


The Legacy of Russian Humanities, from the Perspective of a Professor of Jewish Studies

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A lecture by Arkady Kovelman
(Director of Jewish Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Michael Khodarkovsky: "Empire and Identity in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Franke Institute for the Humanities

Bruno Schulz, 1892-1942: Interdisciplinary Reassessments

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Social Sciences Lounge Room, 2nd Floor
1126 East 59th Street

Christina Stojanova: "The Trickster and the Others - New Bulgarian Cinema and the Crisis of Masculinity"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Film Screening ("Mission London")
Friday, November 9
Cobb 425

Monday, November 12
Foster 103

5th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

Friday, November 9, 2012

8:00am - 2:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Penthouse
915 East 60th Street

Scale Models: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, November 2, 2012 to Saturday, November 3, 2012

Logan Center 501
The University of Chicago
McCormick Tribune Center Forum
1870 Campus Drive
Northwestern University

Connecting with the Caucasus

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Growing out of the tradition of more than four decades of scholarship and conferences on the Caucasus at The University of Chicago, CEERES will host a speaker series entitled "Connecting with the Caucasus" during the 2012-13 academic year. We hope to build on the results of our highly successful 2007 conference “The Caucasus: Directions and Disciplines" which outlined the critical agendas that orient regional studies and achieved a high level of interdisciplinary cross-fertilization. This series will bring together both younger and senior scholars from a variety of fields (Linguistics, History, Politics, Anthropology and Sociology, Literature/Music/Art) to revisit the histories, analyze the contemporary situations, and encourage the creation of new knowledge with regard to an area of considerable humanistic, social scientific, and strategic significance. The speaker series will set the stage for a follow-up to the 2007 conference in winter 2014.