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Armenian Circle, Hripsime Haroutunian on "Armenian Presence in Jerusalem," Nov. 1, 2012

Armenians in Jerusalem
The UChicago Armenian Circle presents

 

Armenian presence in Jerusalem
(Impressions from a recent trip to Jerusalem)

 

by Hripsime Haroutunian

 

Thursday, November 1
5:00 pm
Pick 218
5828 S University Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

 

In English and open to everyone!

With yummy Middle Eastern refreshments!

 

Bruno Schulz, 1892-1942: Interdisciplinary Reassessments

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Social Sciences Lounge Room, 2nd Floor
1126 East 59th Street

Humanities Day: William Nickell on "Why Read 'War and Peace'?" Oct. 20, 2012

War and Peace is universally recognized as a great work, but its reputation as the quintessential “long novel” has resulted in an unwarranted reluctance to read it. In fact, the novel is a page-turner, which was Tolstoy’s intention from the beginning. Fresh off his experience teaching peasant children Russian history and influenced by his reading of English “sensation novels” of the 1860s, Tolstoy set about to write an engaging account of one history’s great stories.

Humanities Day: Lenore Grenoble on "Endangered Languages: The World’s Languages in Crisis," Oct. 20, 2012

There are somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and linguists estimate that 50 to 90 percent of them will disappear before the end of this century. Although in some cases this loss is the result of natural disasters, disease, or warfare, it is primarily due to language shift, where one group of people abandons their native tongue in favor of another. This talk will explore the phenomenon of language endangerment and discuss the implications of this loss for societies and for scientific knowledge.

Humanities Day, Malynne Sternstein on “Hooliganism' and the Art of East European Dissent," Oct. 20, 2012

Interviewed in March of 2010, Czech artist David Černý (b. 1967) denied his rebel status and underscores his hatred of officials: “The other day, I had to shake the hand of the Czech Prime Minister, and he was very nice and friendly, but I know he does not care about me, and does not like me. And I do not care about him….” Asked whether he is a rebel or prankster, Cerny replies, “No, I do not see myself as anything of the above. I am a sculptor. I make art.

CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Oct. 21, 2012

The Renaissance Society presents

CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

featuring the US premiere of RED RAYS

composed by Marta Ptaszynska

 

Sunday, October 21, 3pm

Fulton Recital Hall

Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago

1010 E 59th St

 

 

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