University and Student Events

Summer School: "Language, gender, and sexuality: Discourses of precarious citizenship in precarious times – the Balkan experience"

“Language, gender, and sexuality: Discourses of precarious citizenship in precarious times – the Balkan experience” * Eressos (Lesvos), July 1-24 2013 (LAGESEC 2013)


Updates on the Achaemenid and Hellenistic Periods in Afghanistan

Updates on the Achaemenid and Hellenistic Periods in Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 14**
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Oriental Institute

Breasted Hall

1155 58th Street

Chicago, IL 60637


Philippe Marquis, Director of the French Archeological Delegation to Afganistan, will be giving a lecture on Afghanistan during the Achaemenid and Hellenistic eras.


Aleksandar Hemon at the Seminary Co-op

The Co-op is pleased to welcome Aleksandar Hemon, award-winning writer and bookstore member, as he delivers the keynote talk at our Grand Opening Celebration. Hemon - the author of five books and series editor for Dalkey Archive Press' Best European Fictionanthology - has been a bookstore member since 2000.

Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting

Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting


Plenary: Thurs May 9, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Hyde Park Campus

 Sessions: Fri & Sat May 10-11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Gleacher Center, University of Chicago Downtown Campus

Full Schedule available online:

CASS Film Sereis Presents: "Nomad"

The Central Asian Studies Society presents:  




Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30pm

Harper 148

1116 E. 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637 


Sponsored by CASS, CEERES, CIS, and CESC 

Olga Solovieva: "Kurosawa's Russia"

Upcoming Lecture


Olga Solovieva (Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee on Social Thought)

Kurosawa's Russia


May 28, 2013

4:30 pm

Harper 103

Round-table on Structuralism's First Hundred Years

The Center for the Study of Communication and Society is sponsoring a "round-table prospectus" looking toward the hundredth anniversary in 2016 of the crystallization of structuralism in Ferdinand de Saussure's Cours de linguistique générale.  The distinguished panel of Lenore Grenoble, John Kelly, Thomas Pavel [by proxy], Marshall Sahlins, Haun Saussy, and Lawrence Zbikowski will discuss the nearly hundred-year influence of structuralist thought -- and its critical reactions -- on the hermeneutic and human sciences.


Censorship and Omnicensorship: Controlling the Text in Russia

The Library Society Speaker Series presents:

Censorship and Omnicensorship:  Controlling the Text in Russia

By Marianna Tax Choldin, Mortenson Distinguished Professor Emerita for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL   


Screening: "Salt for Svanetia" at Georgian Movie Night

This year's second Georgian movie night will be taking place


Monday, May 6th, 2013

3:30 pm

in Cobb 218


Salt for Svanetia


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