University and Student Events

University of Chicago Yiddish Tish Fridays @ 12:30

Generally this quarter The University of Chicago Yiddish tish will meet on Fridays at 12:30 central time over zoom.


Yiddish tish will meet on THURSDAY May 28 at 12:00 central time over zoom (because Friday is Shvues). **PLEASE NOTE: THIS DAY/TIME IS DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS***


You can join by emailing Jessica Kirzane ( for the Zoom link and password. 



Pozen Center Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program Info Session

Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program Info Session


Fri, May 1, 4:30–6 p.m. (CST) | Online


The application for the 2020-21 Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program is now live! Join Faculty Director Mark Bradley and 2019-20 Fellowship Coordinator Nory Peters to learn more about the application, the Fellowship year, and more. A Q&A session will be followed by time to socialize and catch up! Email for the Zoom link.

Virtual Armenian Circle (Thursday, 4/23)

Our next Armenian Circle Meeting will be this Thursday (4/23) at 6 pm. For our meeting, Araxie Cass will be presenting her talk titled, "1915 Never Again: A History of Armenian Genocide Denial, Protest, and Recognition."


Please contact Emily Terian etarian[at] for the zoom link. 

Virtual Turkish Circle Mondays @ 5PM

Dear Friends and Followers of Turkish Circle,


We plan to continue to meet every Monday of this quarter at 5PM via Zoom. Sign-up for updates about the week's topic of conversation and special events by subscribing to the Turkish Circle listhost here:   


“Socialism for Realists” Live Interview with Sam Gindin

“Socialism for Realists” Live Interview with Sam Gindin (University of Toronto)


April 16, 2020 — 2:00-3:30 pm. 


Register at Zoom:


The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity with Aslı Bâli

Darryl Li discusses The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity with Aslı Bâli. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Russian Renaissance: World Music with a Russian Soul

Russian Renaissance
March 1, 2020 | 3:00PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

2:00 PM talk with William Nickell

The quartet of traditional instruments that the members of Russian Renaissance play may not have been what judges expected to see when the group walked out on stage at the 2017 M-Prize competition, but the panel walked away from that performance having heard “one of the finest displays of musicianship in the world” (Arts at Michigan).

Armenian American Writers and the Counterculture by William Saroyan

On Thursday, March 5th, at 6:30 pm in Pick 016 we will be welcoming Professor David Calonne from Eastern Michigan University presenting his talk titled, "William Saroyan, Armenian-American Writers, and the Counterculture," as a part of the 2020 Dumanian Lecture Series. Please find the flyer and description below. There will be a reception afterwards in the CMES lounge.

Since we will have the Dumanian Lecture on Thursday, we will not have our regularly scheduled Armenian Circle that week.

Yiddish Tish: Engshaft by Jane Rose play reading

For this week, I thought we'd try reading a play.  Engshaft is a one act play by Jane Rose, published in 1918.
(you can read more about the author at

I'm looking forward to acting with you!  See you Friday, 12:30, in Classics 25E!

Jessica Kirzane
Assistant Instructional Professor in Yiddish
Department of Germanic Studies
The University of Chicago


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