“Postimperial and Postcolonial Crossroads: The Scandal of the City” (Chicago, November 18–19, 2013)

For those who cannot attend the Ab Imperio−UIC interdisciplinary workshop “Postimperial and Postcolonial Crossroads: The Scandal of the City” (Chicago, November 18–19, 2013)


The event will be broadcast live at

We’ll take questions and comments during the workshop online through the chat and forum on the broadcast page.


Animal Studies Workshop

The Animal Studies Workshop presents Jared Secord and a talk entitled "Animals, Identity, and the Environment in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds." The influx of foreign animals to Greece and Rome in the Hellenistic and Imperial periods provided challenges to geographically deterministic theories that emphasized links between a land’s human and animal populations. As much is apparent from the agricultural and zoological literature of the Roman Empire.

A.U.K. Summer Program

Since 2010 the A.U.K. Peace Building Post-Conflict Transformation and Development Program has provided students from the Balkans and around the world, a program taught by academic specialists and distinguished practitioners in the diplomatic, military, and civilian fields of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans and the wider region. A.U.K. is pleased to host the fifth Peace-Building, Post-Conflict Transformation and Development Program to be held in summer 2014. The A.U.K.

GOSECA and REES Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

The Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) and the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) at the University of Pittsburgh would like to announce the call for papers for its 11th annual graduate and professional student conference. We would be very grateful if you would kindly distribute this through your mailing lists to all interested students and faculty. Please direct all inquiries to this address,

Lecture by Tomasz Pudlocki

On Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30 in Cobb 119, we are pleased to have Tomasz Pudlocki present his paper Poland’s Public Relations in Great Britain and the United States, 1918-1939. Professor Pudlocki is a historian from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, who has worked extensively on everyday life, gender dynamics, and the family in Poland and Central Europe. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia thanks to the Kosciuszko foundation. His paper is available on our website

Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation

Join us for a meeting of the University of Chicago Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation, sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies. The speaker will be Gallagher Flinn (Linguistics, University of Chicago). The meeting will take place Friday November 15th, at 3.00pm in Stuart 104.

Prague Summer Schools

The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. We invite you to visit our website to discover the details about the upcoming programs.

Forced Migration and Humanitarianism in Global History

The Human Rights Program is hosting a conference this Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2013: Forced Migration and Humanitarianism in Global History. Conference organizers are Sheila Fitzpatrick, Tara Zahra, and Andrew Janco, and the panel sessions will take place at the Quad Club from 10am-5pm on Friday and 10am-4:30pm on Saturday. Please feel free to stop by at any time throughout the conference or come to any or all of the sessions.

American Research Center in Sofia Postdoctoral Fellowship

The American Research Center in Sofia ( is pleased to announce its second competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the U.S. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last ten years (2004-2013) and should be U.S. citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the U.S.

Editorial Assistant Internship in Prague

Transitions (TOL), an international publishing and media development organization based in Prague, is seeking interns. An Editorial Assistant Intern would work closely with TOL's editorial team, gaining valuable experience at a respected international publication. This internship provides an introduction to newsmagazine journalism and foreign reporting. A minimum of 100 hours (8-10 hours per week)i is required at TOL’s offices in Prague for semester-long interns, and a full-time commitment for a minimum of six weeks is required for summer interns.


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