Events 2017-2018

2/25 Balkan Rhythms and Dance: Lecture, Performance, and Exhibit

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Balkan Rhythms and Dance
Lecture, Workshop, Performance, and Exhibit

Sunday, Feb 25, 12-2pm
International House Assembly Hall
1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Balkan Folklore class event, free and open to the public
Lecture 12-12:50pm
John and Galia Kuo, the
leaders of Chicago-based
ensemble Balkan Dances,
will give a lecture on Balkan music
and dance rhythms.

Film Screening: Doomed Souls

Friday, February 23, 2018

On Friday, February 23 at 5:30 pm, join Antoni Rangachev (Dept. of Math) and Miguel Caballero (Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts) for a screening of "Doomed Souls" by Bulgarian director Vulo Radev. Refreshments will be served and a discussion will follow!

The film is 141 minutes, with English subtitles. The room is Kent 107. 

"Socialist Appetizers, Plov, and the Teardrop of a Nightingale: Imagining Uzbek Food in New York City"

Friday, February 9, 2018

"Socialist Appetizers, Plov, and the Teardrop of a Nightingale:
Imagining Uzbek Food in New York City"

by Sebile Yapici
Goethe University Frankfurt
New York University - Steinhardt

4:30pm, Friday, 9 February 2018
Stuart Hall 105

Reception will follow.

A CEERES of Voices Author Interview: Linor Goralik "Found Life"

Friday, March 2, 2018

Join us for a CEERES of Voices author interview with Russian author Lina Goralik, discussing her book "Found Life" with Maya Vinakour. 

Linor Goralik is an award-winning contemporary Russian writer of flash fiction, poetry, essays, fairy tales, theater, and more. Found Life is her first book to appear in English.

2/6 - The Web Archive "Prozhito": Working with Personal Diaries in the Digital Age

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Join Misha Melnichenko for an exploration of his digital archive of Russian diaries from the 19th century through the present,

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street
This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Popular Music At Home: The Sound Postcard in the People's Republic of Poland

Monday, February 12, 2018

Join us for a lecture on sound postcards in the People's Republic of Poland by Music Professor Andrea Bohlman of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

For more information on Sound Postcards, check out this short video by Public Radio International:

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - A Staged Reading

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How did they ever make a staged reading of Lolita?

All are welcomed to challenge this possibility when...

Malynne Sternstein & Daniela de Diego Arozamena present a staged reading of Vladimir Nabokov's

4:30PM to 6:00PM on Wednesday, February 7TH at THE SANCTUARY CAFÉ


Film Screening: Whose Is This Song?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM, join us for a screening of: Whose Is This Song?

CEERES of Voices: Laura Engelstein - "Russia In Flames"

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CEERES of Voices: Laura Engelstein - "Russia in Flames" - Faith Hillis - Kenneth Pomeranz
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave

CEERES of Voices presents Laura Engelstein Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921. She will be joined in conversation by Faith Hillis and Kenneth Pomeranz.

Exploratory Translation: Across the Iron Curtain with Lyn Hejinian & Ilya Kutik

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Event Information

Esteemed poet/translators Lyn Hejinian and Ilya Kutik join us in conversation about their adventures in translating contemporary avant-garde poetry across the US and USSR. Moderated by Jennifer Scappettone and Haun Saussy.


7 PM

Logan Center Performance Penthouse
915 E 60th Street
This event is free and open to the public.
Persons with disabilities who are in need of an accommodation should contact the Logan Center in advance at 773.702.2787