"Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust," Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26

"Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust"

2 p.m.

Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters of this book, published by Northwestern University Press, will speak. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. For information, or 312-666-0100.

Gary Shteyngart, "Still Failing,: at Northwestern University, Oct. 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25

Gary Shteyngart, "Still Failing"

7:30 p.m.

Northwestern University, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Gary Shteyngart brings his inimitable blend of Russian-Jewish ennui, self-deprecating comedy, and literary erudition to Evanston in this Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series lecture presented by the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. For information, 312-494-9509.

Workshop: Never Say Die: Euphemism & the Language of Death, Nov. 11, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Never Say Die: Euphemism & the Language of Death

A Living Mortal Project Collaborative Workshop
Tuesday, November 11
5:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m., Reception to follow
Stuart Hall, Room 102

Details and RSVP at



CFP: Collaborative Heritage Management in the Republic of Armenia, submission deadline Dec. 19, 2014

Call For Proposals

Collaborative Heritage Management in the Republic of Armenia


Date Due: December 19, 2014


Contact Information: info “at” arisc. org


Project Description:

Symposium on Protest and Counterculture in Contemporary Russia, UIC, Oct. 29-30, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend UIC's upcoming Symposium on Protest and Counterculture in Contemporary Russia on Oct. 29-30. For more details (including the complete program), please visit:!program/c13qh


All events, including the performance by Kirill Medvedev and film screening, are free and open to the public.


ARIT Information Session, Oct. 23, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Last year’s scholarship recipient Amir Toft will inform interested students about the ARIT (American Research Institute in Turkey) application process.


Thursday, October 23, 3:30pm, CMES lounge

CFP: 'Forum for Modern Language Studies' accepting articles on Russian literature, linguistics and culture

As Russian subject editor for the journal 'Forum for Modern Language Studies', I would like to remind you all that the journal is very happy to accept articles of up to 10,000 words in length on any aspect of Russian literature, linguistics and culture, including articles dealing with visual art, film and the performing arts, or on comparative literary topics. We are keen to encourage submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. Further details can be found at:



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