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Humanities Day

Let your mind wander as humanities scholars from the University of Chicago present their latest research in literature, philosophy, linguistics, music, visual arts, and more. Explore topics ranging from how writers read to Pinocchio's persistence in popular culture to video games as tools for learning.

The Future of the Humanities

This will be a discussion between Julia Kristeva (Université Paris Diderot) and Arnold Davidson (Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor) about the future of the Humanities in North America and Europe — with audience discussion moderated by Sarah Hammerschlag. This event is presented as part of the "Marianne Midwest" Series, which provides a forum for distinguished speakers from France to engage audiences at the University of Chicago, and to interact (via the internet) with audience members in Alliance Française locations throughout the Midwest.

Georgian Language Courses at U. Chicago, 2013-14

Please share with your students:

Elementary Georgian (GEOR 221/321) will be offered again this year. This is a three-quarter course that covers basic Georgian grammar and includes writing, reading, listening, and speaking. The University of Chicago is the only university in the U.S. to regularly offer Georgian! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to study a unique language!

Georgian is a super fun language to learn and tantalizing for linguists:

6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00am - 3:30pm


6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference


International House

1414 East 59th Street

Chicago IL, 60637



CPDU's available


Elizabeth Davis - Anthropology Seminar

The Department of Anthropology Monday Seminars will host:

" 'Those aren't his bones': Secrecy and Evidence of the Missing in Cyprus"

Speaker: Elizabeth Davis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University


Interests: Medicine & psychology, ethics and subjectivity, peace and conflict, migration & borderlands, law & empire, history and memory, film and visual culture; Greece/Cyprus


Charles Stewart lecture, "Uncanny History: Temporal Topology in the Post-Ottoman World"

The Department of Anthropology Monday Seminars will host:

Speaker: Charles Stewart, Professor of Anthropology, University College London

Interests: History & anthropology, ethnography of history & temporality, anthropology of religion, dreaming/psychological anthropology, theories of culture mixture: syncretism, creolization; Greece, the Balkans, Europe

Title: Uncanny History: Temporal Topology in the Post-Ottoman World


November 25, 2013


Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Brown Bag lecture, Pavel Onderka

Brown Bag lecture on

Wad Ben Naga: A Royal City in the Heart of Africa”

Study Yiddish this Fall

Study YIDDISH this fall. A global language. A key to Jewish culture from Moscow to Berlin to New York to Buenos Aires. Saul Bellow’s mother tongue. The language of modernist poetry, avant-garde theater, and expressionist film. Of Marc Chagall, Isaac Bashevis Singer, S.Y. Agnon, and Cynthia Ozick. Of kitchens, hallways and ballrooms. Of communists, anarchists, and Zionists. Of pietists and atheists. Of religion, literature, and history.


Autumn Quarter, Elementary Yiddish, M/W/F 10:30-11:20

MAPH Poetics Symposium

Poetry & Poetics Workshop is pleased to present our last workshop of the quarter: a MAPH Poetics Symposium. 

 Please join us as we discuss excerpts from   


Maria Dikcis's "'Further and further inside, the certitude of absence': Liminality, (Non)presence, and the Poetics of Embodiment in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee";


Alex van Doren's "'The Shepherd of the Dead': Disobeying Adorno's Dictum in the Poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz";



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