University and Student Events

2/14 Persecution and Surveillance in East Turkestan

Persecution and Surveillance in East Turkestan: A conversation with Prime Minister in Exile Anwar Yusuf on the Uyghur situation in China


Thursday, February 14, 12:15 PM


UChicago Law School, 1111 E 60th St, Room III


2/19 "On the Threshold of Eurasia" -- Reading by Leah Feldman; discussion with Na'ama Rokem

Leah Feldman - "On the Threshold of Eurasia" - Na'ama Rokem


Leah Feldman will be discussing her book, On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus. She will be joined in conversation by Na'ama Rokem. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.


At the Seminary Co-op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637


RSVP HERE (Note that your RSVP is requested, but not required).


2/8 Taner Akçam Lecture: "Krikor Guerguerian Archive and New Evidence on Armenian Genocide"

Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Armenian Circle at the University of Chicago present:


Krikor Guerguerian Archive and New Evidence on Armenian Genocide

By Prof. Taner Akçam

Department of History, Clark University


3/1 The Work of Archives and Cultural Institutions as a Form of Protest

The Work of Archives and Cultural Institutions as a Form of Protest


Friday, March 1
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium


2/28 Exploring Belarusian Musical Traditions

Exploring Belarusian Musical Traditions


Thursday, February 28
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium


2/27 Film Screening: Sergei Loznitsa’s The Trial

Sergei Loznitsa’s The Trial


Wednesday, February 27
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium


2/5 "War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia" with Donna Urbikas

War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia with Donna Urbikas


Tuesday, Feb 5, at 6:30PM in Stuart 104


The Peacbuilding Project's UChicago Chapter is inviting award-winning author Donna Urbikas to campus and talk about her latest book "My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia" in collaboration with The Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy and UChicago Political Union. Ms. Urbikas will address issues about Eastern European refugees after the Second World War and how that is related to our modern day refugee crisis.


Polish Club Film Screening" Body (Małgorzata Szumowska, 2015)



Please join us for a screening of Ciało / Body (Małgorzata Szumowska, 2015)


After her stirring films on students making ends meet through sex work (Elles, 2011) and a priest's struggle with his sexual urges (In the Name of..., 2013), Małgorzata Szumowska's sixth feature film deals with various ways the body relates to the work of mourning.


2/13 paper: I Dress in Silk and Velvet

1/30: Claire Roosien, “I Dress in Silk and Velvet”
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Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, January 30, as we welcome Claire Roosien, PhD Candidate in NELK and History. Her paper is entitled “I Dress in Silk and Velvet: Women, Textiles, and the Textile-Text in 1930s Uzbekistan.” Misha Appeltova in History will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the “Current Paper” section.


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