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"New Perspectives on Censorship under Communism", University College, Oct. 23, 2015

New Perspectives on Censorship under Communism

University College, University of Oxford October 23rd, 2015

Deadline for abstracts: February 28th, 2015

Final papers submission: October 10th, 2015



Polish Museum, 24th Annual Wieczór Kolęd, Jan. 18, 2015

24th Annual Wieczór Kolęd

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642



The “Wieczor Koled” combines elegance with fun. We Americans of Polish descent celebrate our dual heritage by singing Christmas carols in both Polish and English. The chorus is “do-it-yourself” – everyone sings. There are songbooks, and a pianist provides the melody.



Art Exhibition: "Viktor Gurniak: The Road from Maidan", Ukrainian National Museum, Jan. 16-31, 2015


Viktor Gurniak: The Road from Maidan

Exhibit of original photos from Euromaidan to Ato

January 16-31, 2015

Opening: Friday, January 16th at 7:00pm



Viktor Gurniak, a 27-year-old photojournalist, was killed during an attack in the anti-terrorist operation zone of the Lugansk Region while transporting the wounded. An excellent newspaper photographer with a sharp mind and brilliant pictures, he was among the best representatives of photojournalism.



Study Russian at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia; applications accepted all year

The American Home has proudly offered intensive Russian courses for foreigners for many years now. Our qualified and experienced instructors, Tanya Akimova and Nelli Mukhammadieva have many years of experience in teaching Russian to foreign students. Our students live with host families here in the ancient city of Vladimir, and can fully immerse themselves in both the Russian language and culture.



Armenian Circle, Michael Goodyear, "The Armenian Emperors of Byzantium", Jan. 15, 2015

Armenian Circle Presents…


The Armenian Emperors

Byzantine Emperors of Armenian Descent, 582-1056



An overview of the significance of being an emperor of Armenian origins in the Byzantine Empire.




International House, "Rhythms and Dances from the Balkans" lecture and workshop, Feb. 8, 2015

John Kuo, the director of the Chicago-based ensemble Balkanske Igre, and Galia Kuo, Bulgarian folk dancer, will give a lecture and demonstration on dance rhythms of the Balkans. Balkan music is most known for its uneven beats, such as 7/8. John and Galia will demonstrate the unique musical rhythms of different areas in the Balkans and teach the audience how to recognize, count, and understand them. Many have said that this lecture has taught them to think about uneven beats in new ways.

International House, Global Voices Author Night with Rainer Hermann, "Where is Turkey Headed?", Feb. 2, 2015

Turkey is a pivotal country: It is one of the few countries with a functioning democracy, it links the West with the turbulent Middle East, and it has been a reliable partner in NATO in difficult times. Turkey is also a pivotal country in crisis.



Does Human Rights Have a History?

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015

Presented by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in honor of Professor Michael Geyer’s retirement in 2015, this conference will explore how we write the history of human rights. For more information, visit the PFCHR conference website


Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2015
Location: Regenstein Library Room 122 [map]
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637


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