University and Student Events

The Zionist Political Imagination Before 1948 - Dmitry Shumsky

Beyond the Nation-State:
The Zionist Political Imagination before 1948
Dmitry Shumsky
Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Armenian Cicle: Depicting Textiles in Armenian Manuscripts

This week, the Armenian Circle presents:

Depicting Textiles in Armenian Manuscripts

By Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse
University and Continuing Education Program Coordinator Oriental Institute
Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm
Pick 218

We will have some snacks to share!

Balkan Rhythms & Dance

Balkan Rhythms & Dance

Lecture, Workshop, Performance, and Exhibit

Sunday, March 8, 2020



Coulter Lounge

1414 E. 59th Street

Chicago IL 60637


EthNoise: "'We Live Our Lives through Song:' Subjectivity and Affective Healing in Romanian-Roma Music"

Next Thursday, February 13th, from 5:00-6:00pm in Cobb 303, EthNoise is very excited to welcome Stanford ethnomusicology PhD candidate Ioanida Costache, who will be presenting a paper entitled:


"'We Live Our Lives through Song:'
Subjectivity and Affective Healing in Romanian-Roma Music"


Diverse Books & Open Conversations: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Diverse Books & Open Conversations members have voted for the next book, and we are excited to announce the selected title: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky. We will be hosting the discussion for this book on Thursday, April 9th at 4:30pm in JRL122A. The books are available at Regenstein and can be checked out for 3 weeks at a time. I’m also attaching the flyer we’ve created for our next event to this email. Please distribute to the departments you work with. Thanks so much, looking forward to reading together!

The Muselmann and the Necrotopography of a Wartime Ghetto

February 24, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Social Science Research Building, Tea Room (Room 201)


MEHAT Workshop Winter 2020: Kara Peruccio on "Political Lives"

Please join us this Wednesday, January 29th from 1:15-2:40 PM in Pick Hall Room 218 for a workshop with Kara Peruccio (NELC) on her chapter "Political Lives," from her dissertation "Women on the Verge: Emotions, Authoritarianism, and the Novel in Italy and Turkey, 1922-1936." Please try to read the paper before coming. As always, food and soft drinks will be served.

TAMEW: Patrick Lewis on "The University and the City in Mesopotamia: Language, Urban Space, and the Post-National Public"

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, January 29 at 4:30 PM as we welcome Patrick Lewis, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology. Patrick will be presenting his dissertation chapter, ”The University and the City in Mesopotamia: Language, Urban Space and the Post-National Public.” Hazal Corak, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, will be providing comment.

As usual, we will meet from 4:30-6:00 PM in the JHF Room (SSRB 224) of the Social Sciences Building. A small reception will follow.

UChicago Turkish Circle

We are pleased to announce that Turkish Circle will continue to be held during winter quarter on Mondays from 5 - 6 pm in Pick 218, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020.


You can count on an interesting lineup of fascinating speakers discussing Turkish poetry, language, music, cuisine, and art, as well as appropriately delicious refreshments.   We welcome all who are interested in Turkish Circle cultural programs, no matter your level of proficiency in the Turkish language.



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