Humanities Day 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019, for over 30 presentations by some of the leading scholars in art, literature, cinema and media studies, language, philosophy, music, and linguistics. Please note that registration for Humanities Day will close on Friday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m.

Vision String Quartet plays Haydn, Bacewicz, Schumann

On Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., the dynamic young ensemble vision string quartet makes their Chicago debut at Mandel Hall with a program of works by Haydn, Bacewicz, and Schumann as part of the Classic Concert series.

A lecture by UChicago PhD student Florain Walch precedes the concert at 6:30 pm.

Fellowships and Funding Information


All events held in UChicago GRAD offices at 970 E. 58th Street, 3rd floor unless otherwise noted.

NSEP Boren Fellowship information session: Monday, October 21, 12:30-1:30 pm.
Critical Languages Scholarship information session: Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-4:30 pm.


Upcoming Opportunities

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grants: deadline 11/1.

Yale: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies (Social Sciences)

The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Yale will again be searching for a postdoctoral fellow working in the social science (broadly understood) of Russia to join us for the academic year 2020-21. The ad and interfolio link for applications are below.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies (Social Sciences)

Beloit College Summer Program in Russian

Beloit College summer program (CLS) is accepting applications to study Russian. CLS is an immersive summer program that enables students to complete a semester or entire year of Russian over the summer. CLS offers a unique opportunity to either start Russian or greatly expand one’s fluency, while working with top faculty.

2020 Midwest Slavic Conference Call for Papers

The Midwest Slavic Association and CSEES are pleased to announce the 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference Science (&) Fiction(s) to be held at OSU in Columbus, Ohio on April 3-5, 2020.

Bowdoin College: Visiting Lecturer in Russian

The Department of Russian at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department seeks a candidate who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to a small but vibrant and growing Russian program both inside and out of the classroom. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and should be able to show evidence of excellence in teaching. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development.

Graduate Funding and Fellowships: Information and Events

Learn more and register for all of these events in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events). All events held in UChicago GRAD offices at 970 E. 58th Street, 3rd floor unless otherwise noted.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship information session: October 14, 3:30-4:30pm.

10/13 Concert: Garage at the Chopin Theatre


30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution, a decisive moment in Czech modern history

Legendary Prague rock band  inspired by punk, postpunk, pub rock and new wave. In 80s (under former communist regime) Garage was allowed to play officially (sometimes), but never permitted to play for money and unable to publish official albums.

330pm - Free, ight reception. Meet & Greet. Cash bar.

5pm - Concert 

Complimentary admission, RSVP required

Music Box Films opening 10/11: Give Me Liberty.

Music Box Films upcoming release: Give Me Liberty.

Film Synopsis: Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams.


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