University and Student Events

4/22 Concert: "Music of Exile"

Music of Exile

Sunday, April 22  |  3 PM

Rockefeller Chapel


A choral concert featuring the world première of Kala Pierson's Mother of Exiles, written in honor of Dean Elizabeth Davenport, alongside Pierson's She Was Warned for voice and piano, Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia, and music of Hildegard, Hindemith, Byrd, Brahms, and DeMonte. $20 at the door, free to students

4/19 Cécile Canut @ Semiotics Workshop and REECA

The Semiotics: Culture in Context workshop, in conjunction with REECA, the workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, is pleased to present:


“"Tell Me That I am Not a Gypsy, Damn Your Mother!": The Social and Political Consequences of Enregisterment in Bulgaria”


Cécile Canut
Professor, Université Paris Descartes


Discussant: Jay Schutte
Anthropology, University of Chicago


4/20 Nicole Burgoyne @ REECA on Christa Wolf's Early Socialist Realism

The paper topic is:


"Christa Wolf’s Early Socialist Realism of the Fifties"




4/13 Ancient Civilizations Workshop: "A Tale of Two Kingdoms (and a Few Cities)"

Please join the Ancient Civilizations Workshop for Professor Alain Bresson's talk entitled "A Kingdom of Two Tales (and a Few Cities)" this Friday, April 13th at 12:00 pm in Gates Blake 133.


Prof. Bresson is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Classics and Department of History. He specializes in the study of ancient economy, with a focus on the evolution of institutions. He has also published extensively on topics including the history, epigraphy and numismatics of the ancient world.


MEHAT Spring 2018 Schedule

At last we have finalized the Spring 2018 Middle East History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) Schedule. Please note that the meeting time for all MEHAT workshops this quarter has changed to Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 PM at Pick Hall Room 218. The schedule is as follows:


April 18th: Samuel Lasman (Comparative Literature): "Dangerous Authenticity: What It Means to be from the Iranian 'Otherworld.'" Discussant: Samantha Pellegrino (Islamic Studies, Divinity School)


4/12 Andres Huyssen presents ‘Topographies of Culture: Kracauer and the Metropolis’

The Annual Miriam Hansen Memorial Lecture Series presents:


‘Topographies of Culture: Kracauer and the Metropolis’


Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University


REECA Spring 2018 - Call for Discussants!

We invite discussants for the presentations on April 20, May 18, May 25, and June 1. If you would like to discuss one of these papers, please send your name and institutional/departmental affiliation to .



For further information about the workshop, please visit .

REECA Spring 2018 Schedule

REECA is excited to announce the following paper presentations for our REECA workshop in Spring 2018.


All meetings this quarter will be held on Fridays at 12:00pm-1:20pm in Foster 103, unless otherwise noted.



Friday, April 20

"Christa Wolf’s Early Socialist Realism of the Fifties"

Author: Nicole G. Burgoyne, Lecturer in the Humanities, German Studies Department (UChicago)

Discussant: Colin Benert, Lecturer in Germanic Studies (UChicago)



4/11 Armenian Circle with Hannah Porter

Please join us this Wednesday (4/11) at 5:30 in Pick Hall 218 for a very special talk in English:


"From Byblos to Bourj Hammoud: The History and Culture of Lebanese Armenians"

by Hannah Porter


Looking forward to seeing you there! There will be snacks!!!


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