University and Student Events

1/23 MEHAT Workshop with Kara Peruccio

The Winter 2019 Middle East History and Theory workshop will kick off next Wednesday, January 23, with NELC's very own Kara Peruccio, who will be discussing her latest dissertation chapter, Bad Romance.


The workshop will be held in Pick 218 1:30-3pm. Bevin Blaber, PhD Candidate in the Divinity School and Junior Fellow at the Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, will serve as the discussant.


Please email Michael Peddycoart ( for a copy of the paper.


1/17 Persian Circle

Dear friends and colleagues, please join us this upcoming Thursday, 1/17, for first Persian Circle of the quarter. Monire Taliebakhsh (PhD candidate in Persian Mystical Literature at Tarbiat Modares University, and visiting scholar at the Phenomenology Research Center at Southern Illinois University) will be giving a talk in English entitled:


Open Subject in Persian Mystical Literature

سوژه گشوده در ادبیات عرفانی فارسی


Thursday 17th January, 5-6.30pm, Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)


1/16 Armenian Circle

Dear Friends of the Armenian Circle,


We will be having our first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/16, at 4:30 pm, in Pick 218. We will be discussing our activities for the upcoming quarter.


See you all there!

1/24 UChicago IOP Speaker Series: U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

Democrats, Russia, and the Push to 2020: U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

UChicago Institute for Politics Speaker Series


Thu, January 24, 2019

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM CST


Quadrangle Club

Main Dining Room

1155 E. 57th St.

Chicago, IL 60637


Register here


1/15 Turkish Circle

This quarter, join us on Tuesdays at 5pm in Pick Hall 218 for Turkish Circle. This week, we will start with conversation hour catching up and talking about Turkish literature!

Regenstein Exhibit: "The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community"

Exhibit: "The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community"

University of Chicago, Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Third Floor


1/10 Tea Time Concert: Volta Quartet

Tea Time Concert: Volta Quartet

Thursday, January 10 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Fulton Recital Hall


The Chicago-based Volta Quartet performs Mozart's uncharacteristically dark Adagio and Fugue in C minor and Karol Szymanowski's first string quartet in the first Tea Time Concert of 2019. Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15 p.m. Free.


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