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Armenian Cultural Night

On Tuesday, April 8th, enjoy a night of Armenian poetry, music, fairy tales, and Armenian food, catered by Siunik Armenian Grill. This Armenian Cultural Night, presented UChicago Armenian Students Association, will begin at 7 PM in the Ida Noyes Lounge/Library (1212 East 59th Street).

Chicago's Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography

On Friday, April 18th, there will be a master class with Clinard Dance Theatre from 1 PM to 4 PM on the Logan Center's Performance Hall. This is an opportunity to join the pianists of Estrella Duo (UChicago Music Department's Dr. Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya), dancer Wendy Clinard, and painter/writer Dmitry Samarov for a workshop inspired by their collaborative work, Chicago's Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography. Participants should come prepared to investigate impossibilities/questions/ problems/ideas in a physical, musical, and visual manner.

Newberry Summer Class on Dostoyevsky

The Newberry Library is offering a course on Dostoyevsky's Petersburg Tales for the summer, starting June 14th and running to August 9th. Registration opens on April 22nd. This course will explore a selection of the author’s novels and stories including Poor Folk, The Double, A Disgraceful Affair, Notes from the Underground, The Eternal Husband, “White Nights,” “A Crocodile,” and “A Gentle Creature,” as well as parts from film adaptations of his work. This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program and the cost is $200 for eight sessions.

Ukrainian Spring Bazaar

The Ukrainian National Women's League of America and the Ukrainian National Museum present a spring bazaar, where Easter eggs, art and countless other goods will be available. The bazaar will take place at the Ukrainian National Museum (2249 W. Superior Street) on April 5th and 6th, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission to the bazaar is free. For more information, visit http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org//eng/index.html.

Daskalova Lecture - "Clio on the Margins"

Krassimira Daskalova, from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria, will be giving a lecture on May 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. The title of this lecture is "Clio On the Margins: on the Developments of Women's and Gender History in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe." Co-sponsors include the Central Europe Workshop, Slavic Colloquium, Anthropology Department, History Department, Center for Sexuality and Gender Studies, CEERES.

Semiotics Workshop - Lecture By Owen Kohl

Anthropology Ph.D. student Owen Kohl will be presenting a lecture titled "The Stakes of Storytelling: Hip Hop Historiography and Narrating an Ex-YU Scene" at the Semiotics Workshop, on May 29th. More details to follow.

Workshop: Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe

Join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe workshop next week on Wednesday, April 2nd, to discuss Natalie Belsky’s dissertation chapter, “Childhoods Cut Short: Evacuated Soviet Youth at Sites of Resettlement and the Problem of Anti-Semitism.” The paper is now available on Chalk. The workshop will be held in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science 224) from 5:00-6:30pm, with refreshments following discussion. For more information, please visit http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/

REEI Summer Russian Scholarship

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University announces the REEI Summer Russian Scholarship. The REEI Summer Russian Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who meet the following criteria: current enrollment in a full-time undergraduate degree program, current enrollment in a course of Russian language study at an institute of higher education, enrollment in a course of study in Russian at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop in 2014 and have parents/guardians who have not received an education degree beyond a high school diploma or GED.

A Lecture by Branislav Radeljić

Branislav Radeljić will give a talk entitled “Europe and the Collapse of Yugoslavia: The Role of Non-State Actors and European Diplomacy.” Radeljić is an Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of East London and a Visiting Faculty Fellow for the Telluride Association and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. The talk will take place at the Franke Institute for the Humanities on April 7th at 4:30 PM. The event is co-sponsored by Slavic Colloquium and CEERES.

Taube Center's Educational Heritage Tours

The Taube Center in Warsaw has received a grant to organize and lead Educational Heritage Tours to Poland this summer. The heritage tour initiative is a program of outreach to Americans whose families emigrated from Poland. The innovative tours will immerse American students, of Polish and Polish Jewish heritage, in the complex and dynamic history of Poland. Two 11-day heritage trips will bring students to Warszaw, the Bieszczady Mountains and Krakow. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

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