2017-2018

5/24 Persian Circle: Afsaneh Kalantary on "The Contemporary Revival of the Aryan Discourse in Iran and the Diaspora"

Please join us this week at the last Persian Circle at the University of Chicago of the academic year for a talk in Persian entitled:

 

The Contemporary Revival of the Aryan Discourse in Iran and the Diaspora

Dr. Afsaneh Kalantary

 

Address:

Thursday 24th May

5:00-6:30pm

Farouk Mustafa Seminar Room (Pick Hall #218)

5828 S. University Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

CfA: Methods Training Workshop for Pre-dissertation Students focusing on Russia in the Social Sciences

Friday, September 14—Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Indiana University-Bloomington

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Graduate Methods Training Workshop: Focus on Russia

 

With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University will host a two-day methods training workshop for U.S.-based pre-dissertation PhD students in the social sciences with a focus on Russia. The workshop is September 14-15, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.

 

5/25 Michaela Appeltova on Transsexual Bodies and Disciplinary Power in Socialist Czechoslovakia @ REECA

Please join us Friday, May 25, at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) for:

 

Transsexual Bodies: Normalizing Difference in the Era of Normalization

 

Description/abstract:

 

5/24 Modes of Ethnographic Inquiry: Where Ethnographic Practice Meets Multimedia

Modes of Ethnographic Inquiry: Where Ethnographic Practice Meets Multimedia

 

Thu, May 24 • 3:30pm Reception, 4:00pm Panel Discussion • Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave) • Free and open to the public

 

In this panel discussion, Maple Razsa will join Meg McLagan (Barnard College), Tirtza Even (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Nadav Assor (Connecticut College), in a conversation moderated by Owen Kohl (PhD’2017, Anthropology, University of Chicago). Organized by Kaushik Sunder Rajan (University of Chicago) and Julie Chu (University of Chicago).

5/23 Urban Reader Series: Maple Razsa— Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism

Urban Reader Series: Maple Razsa— Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism

 

Wed, May 23, 6:00pm • Seminary Co-Op (5751 S Woodlawn Ave) • Free and open to the public

 

Maple Razsa discusses Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

 

"Pushing the Limits" at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Pushing the Limits

Through July 29, 2018

 

UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART
2320 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622

 

Selection from UIMA permanent collection celebrates the artists who, in their time, transcended the limitations of the chosen medium  towards another realm-whether it be another medium, dimension, or state of consciousness. Curated by Adrienne Kochman.

 

Admission FREE

Engage Russia // Apply to the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Today!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 program and would like to invite students, your peers, and colleagues from the University of Chicago to apply.

 

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Application Released, Deadline: June 15

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) FY 18 competition has been announced. Please feel free to share the following information with your students as you see fit. The internal University of Chicago deadline will be June 15 at 5:00 pm CST. All applicants must apply through the university by the internal deadline. Students interested in applying this cycle should set up an advising meeting with Sara Mehta in GRAD Gargoyle to discuss the application.

 

Application Writing Support:

New Exhibit Opening: Contemporary Art by Petro Sypniak, Lviv, Ukraine (Ukrainian National Museum)

Opening: on Friday, May 11, at 7:00 pm, at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago.
The museum welcomes well accomplished Ukrainian contemporary artist Petro Sypniak for his debut exhibit in the United States.

 

Petro Sypniak was born in 1959, in the western Ukrainian region of Ivano-Frankivsk. From there, he moved to the city to study in the Lviv State Institute for Applied and Decorative Art.

 

5/21 Rose Stair – "On Scholem's 'Theological Didactic' Poem 'With a Copy of Kafka's Trial'"

Rose Stair – "On Scholem's 'Theological Didactic' Poem 'With a Copy of Kafka's Trial'"

 

University of Chicago, Cobb Hall, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Room 402

 

5:00 p.m.

 

Rose Stair, MA student in the Divinity School, will deliver a lecture for the Jewish Studies Workshop. For information, contact the workshop coordinators, Matt Johnson at mjohnson26@uchicago.edu or David Cohen at davidc1@uchicago.edu.

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