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CFP and Launch Announcement: Languages of the Caucasus; applications accepted Jan. 15 to mid-Nov. 2015

We are pleased to announce a new linguistics journal: Languages of the Caucasus


an open-source, free, peer-reviewed electronic journal that will publish high-quality linguistic research on languages of the Caucasus.



Submissions are welcome beginning Jan. 15.  See  the journal website: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/languagesofcaucasus (The website is in near-final form now.  Check back for the final version before submitting.)



"Narrating Geographic Space", Białystok, Poland, June 11-12, 2015

Department of Theory and the Anthropology of Literature (Institute of Polish Philology, University of Białystok)

Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (University of British Columbia)

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)



Graduate Student Affairs, "Boren Writing Workshop", Jan. 15, 2015 (Open to all UChicago student applying for the Boren Fellowship)

At this interactive writing workshop led by GSA's Fellowship Proposal Specialist, Boren Fellowship applicants will learn strategies for successful grant writing through a lecture-style presentation and small group editing exercises. In the week before the workshop, applicants will receive detailed instructions for an editing or brain-storming exercise to be completed prior to the workshop.



RSVP is required and lunch will be provided.



Turkish Circle, Turkay Gasimli on "Birinci Dünya Savaşı Sonrası Kafkaslar: Azerbaycan Örneği" (The Caucasus after the First World War: The Case of Azerbaijan), Jan. 6, 2015

We invite you to the first Turkish Circle of the quarter tomorrow. Speakers and listeners of all levels are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to present at Turkish Circle during the year or if you have any questions/concerns.







Turkay Gasimli

ACTR/ACCELS, Russian Overseas Flagship Program 2015-2016; application deadline Jan. 15, 2015

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to remind all advanced students of Russian that the application deadline for the 2015-2016 Russian Overseas Flagship Program is January 15, 2015.



Graduate Student Affairs, "First-Year Series: Embracing Chicago Winters", Jan. 8, 2015 (Open to UChicago Master's and PhD students)

First-Year Series: Embracing Chicago Winters

Thursday, January 8, 12:00 PM, Classics 110



Winter is coming to Chicago! We know you've all heard the stories, but for the hardy and prepared graduate student, Winter Quarter is also a great time to explore different places and things to do in the city. Join us for a conversation with a panel of graduate students who are fans of winter in Chicago and will tell you about some of their favorite outside activities and indoor haunts for Winter Quarter.



International House, Global Voices Author Night with Eric Posner and Geoffrey Stone, Jan. 27, 2015

While countries around the affirm their commitment to human rights with international treaties and conventions, flagrant violations of human rights continue. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights, while Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings, South Africa employs violence against protestors, and the United States tortures.  In "The Twilight of Human Rights Law" —the latest entry to Oxford University Press’s Inalienable Rights series, edited by Geoffrey Stone—eminent legal scholar Eric A.

Anthropology "Monday" Seminars, Darryl Li on Arab-Bosnian Encounters, Feb. 23, 2015



presents Darryl Li


speaking on


"Jihad as Universalism"


Monday, February 23, 2015, 3:30pm | Haskell 315



Here is some background information

30th Annual MEHAT Conference, University of Chicago, May 1-2, 2015

The 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 1–2, 2015.



The 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 1–2, 2015. Prof. Michael Cook of Princeton University will deliver the keynote address, “When Muhammad Had to Delegate,” at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1.




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