Balkan Music and Dance Workshop

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2:30 - 3:30pm
Ida Noyes West Lounge

Connecting with the Caucasus

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Growing out of the tradition of more than four decades of scholarship and conferences on the Caucasus at The University of Chicago, CEERES will host a speaker series entitled "Connecting with the Caucasus" during the 2012-13 academic year. We hope to build on the results of our highly successful 2007 conference “The Caucasus: Directions and Disciplines" which outlined the critical agendas that orient regional studies and achieved a high level of interdisciplinary cross-fertilization. This series will bring together both younger and senior scholars from a variety of fields (Linguistics, History, Politics, Anthropology and Sociology, Literature/Music/Art) to revisit the histories, analyze the contemporary situations, and encourage the creation of new knowledge with regard to an area of considerable humanistic, social scientific, and strategic significance. The speaker series will set the stage for a follow-up to the 2007 conference in winter 2014.

5th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

Friday, November 9, 2012

8:00am - 2:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Penthouse
915 East 60th Street

From the Adriatic to the Sulu Sea: Islam and Identity in Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia

Thursday, February 9, 2012 to Friday, February 10, 2012

This conference is the third in a series comparing two edges of the Islamic world. The choice of Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia for the foci of these conferences is motivated by the fact that in each of these regions at opposite ends of the traditional Islamic world Islam is an important historical and social factor that continues to interact with both previous and subsequent cultural traditions and political realities in ways that are informatively comparable. This conference understands "identities" in the broadest possible manner, and the papers will examine phenomena from music and literacy to politics and spirituality and beyond.

Albanian Linguistics Workshop

Listen to recorded lectures from this conference here.


The Albanian Linguistics Workshop was the inspiration of Dr. Kelly Maynard, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures who taught Structure of Albanian during winter quarter. 2009. She saw this as an opportunity to introduce what might be the next generation of Albanian linguists to some established scholars in the field.