Exhibit—Conflict Zones: Three Generations

Conflict Zones: Three Generations

Multimedia Exhibit


at the Ukrainian National Museum


July 5-August 25, 2013

After Chernobyl, the images of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ebling Library and the UW Health Art Department presents: After Chernobyl, the images of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart. Along with the evocative photos of people, buildings, animals and the denuded and recovering landscape, Michael offers a cohesive narrative, consisting of a single description on each photo panel, chronicling life in post nuclear accident Chernobyl.


Heritage Matters: Women, Immigration, and Culture

Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance and Illinois Humanities Council  for an exciting panel and audience discussion with representatives from three Chicago ethnic community organizations: 


Casa Michoacán, Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, and the Ukrainian National Museum.

Olena Matwyshyn will represent the Ukrainian National Museum and Eastern European Immigrants in this panel discussion.


Study Yiddish this Fall

Study YIDDISH this fall. A global language. A key to Jewish culture from Moscow to Berlin to New York to Buenos Aires. Saul Bellow’s mother tongue. The language of modernist poetry, avant-garde theater, and expressionist film. Of Marc Chagall, Isaac Bashevis Singer, S.Y. Agnon, and Cynthia Ozick. Of kitchens, hallways and ballrooms. Of communists, anarchists, and Zionists. Of pietists and atheists. Of religion, literature, and history.


Autumn Quarter, Elementary Yiddish, M/W/F 10:30-11:20

MAPH Poetics Symposium

Poetry & Poetics Workshop is pleased to present our last workshop of the quarter: a MAPH Poetics Symposium. 

 Please join us as we discuss excerpts from   


Maria Dikcis's "'Further and further inside, the certitude of absence': Liminality, (Non)presence, and the Poetics of Embodiment in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee";


Alex van Doren's "'The Shepherd of the Dead': Disobeying Adorno's Dictum in the Poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz";


CFP: 2013 Ohio State Slavic Linguistics Colloquium

The Slavic Linguistics Forum and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures are pleased to announce the Eleventh Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics.  The colloquium will take place on October 12, 2013, at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH.


Exhibit on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Exhibit on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Runs through early June

5th Floor of City Hall


More info here

Chicago Sister Cities Russia Day Gala

Russia Day Gala

June 13, 2013


The Drake Hotel


Chairs Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine of the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, in partnership with the US-Russia Chamber of Commerce invite you to the Third Annual Russia Day Gala at the Drake Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom.


The black tie gala will honor His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States.


Czech That Film at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Czech That Film


From June 9 through July 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents Czech That Film, presented by Staropramen in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago. Provocative premieres and prizewinners make up this series of eight recent films, which opens on June 9 with an appearance by director David Ondricek with IN THE SHADOW, this year’s Oscar submission from theCzech Republic.


Grant Announcement: Prochazka Funds

for Czech and Slovak Language Study
Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications for those interested in any area in Czech or Slovak Studies during Summer 2013 with the support of a fellowship from the Procházka Funds

*All applicants must be graduate students*.


Priority will be given to graduate students in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.


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