11th Annual Conference of the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, University of Pittsburgh

Change and calls for change are constants in the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Bolshevik Revolution, the annus mirabilis of 1989, color revolutions and the drive towards EU membership - all were, at least in their time, viewed as massive upheavals which, for many, promised to bring better days.

Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka

The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites you to join them at the Chicago premiere of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s brand new production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka on March 4, 2014 at the Civic Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive at the northwest corner of Madison & Wacker). Tickets include the opera and a pre-performance wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States and the Honorable Dana Huňátová, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, at 6:00 p.m.

29th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference

We are pleased to invite students and faculty to submit papers for the 29th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference, to be held May 2–3, 2014, at the University of Chicago. We welcome a broad range of submissions from across the disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cinema and media studies, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, or any other topic concerning the Middle East from the advent of Islam to the present day.

Summer Research Scholarship

Please note the deadline for the Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Summer Research Scholarships has been extended to January 15, 2014. The Kennan Institute seeks competitive applications from scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. The summer grants must be used between May-September 2014, and grant applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher and be U.S.

UIMA Exhibition

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago (UIMA) presents the exhibition Ceramics / Glass. This exhibit focuses on the medium of ceramic or glass in contemporary art – mediums that require high temperatures, special tools, kilns and specialized studios. UIMA has selected some distinctive personal styles from numerous glass / ceramics studios in Chicago and from artists working in national and international cities. Brent Rogers, Alex Trommler and Aaron Wolf-Boze are from Chicago, showcasing art glass that was created in Ignite Glass Studios.

Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies

A conference called "Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies" will take place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from June 19-20, 2015. Paper proposals are being sought from diverse disciplines that examine the immediacy, effects, and refractions of violence in Russia and Eurasia (defined as the spaces occupied by the Russian empire and the Soviet Union) from 1900 through 1945.

2014 Midwest Slavic Conference

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are proud to announce the 2014 Midwest Slavic Conference, to be held at OSU March 28-30, 2014. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individuals papers addressing all disciplines related to Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The conference will open with a keynote address by Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University) and a reception on March 28, followed by two days of panels. Please send a one-paragraph abstract in PDF format and a brief C.V.

International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University (Slovakia) are pleased to announce the 5th annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture, June 15-July 5, 2014. The Studium offers a unique experience to Slavists interested in exploring the history, culture, and language of an East Slavic people located on the border between East and West Slavic linguistic and cultural worlds.

Film Screening: The Path Strewn with Roses

Please join us for a special on campus pre-screening of the film The Path Strewn with Roses (Put ružama posut, dir. Marko Novaković, 2013, 50 min), that will open the upcoming 2013 Chicago Serbian Film Festival, (December 6-8, 2013, at the Muvico Theaters, Rosemont The event will take place on Friday December 6, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Film Study Center Auditorium in Cobb Hall, 3rd Floor.

Graduate Student Volunteers Needed

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) conference will take place in Chicago January 9th through January 13th, 2014 at the Drake Hotel. The conference manager is currently soliciting the help of graduate students to work at the registration desk on Thursday evening, Friday (all day) and Saturday (all day) of the conference. Volunteers sign up for either 1 four-hour shift or 2 two-hour shifts at the desk. Work involves handing out nametags, assisting AATSEEL staff, and answering questions of conference attendees.


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