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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.

Armenian Circle talk: Journey to Ararat

Dear Friends of the Armenian Circle,

This Wednesday, (1/22) at 4:30 pm in Pick 218 we will have a talk titled "Journey to Ararat: Abovyan, Parrot, and the Conquest of the Holy Mountain" by Pietro Shakarian, PhD Candidate, History, The Ohio State University.

See you all there,
Emily Terian

2/6 Michael David-Fox @ TAMEW: ""Sex and Civilization on the Eastern Front"

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop



Wed, February 6, 5:00-6:30pm

John Hope Franklin room, SSRB 224


Michael David-Fox

Professor of History, Georgetown University


Sex and Civilization on the Eastern Front:

2019 Chicago Studies Quarter

The Right to the Second City: The Immigrant Experience in Chicago


1/23 MEHAT Workshop with Kara Peruccio

The Winter 2019 Middle East History and Theory workshop will kick off next Wednesday, January 23, with NELC's very own Kara Peruccio, who will be discussing her latest dissertation chapter, Bad Romance.


The workshop will be held in Pick 218 1:30-3pm. Bevin Blaber, PhD Candidate in the Divinity School and Junior Fellow at the Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, will serve as the discussant.


Please email Michael Peddycoart ( for a copy of the paper.


1/17 Persian Circle

Dear friends and colleagues, please join us this upcoming Thursday, 1/17, for first Persian Circle of the quarter. Monire Taliebakhsh (PhD candidate in Persian Mystical Literature at Tarbiat Modares University, and visiting scholar at the Phenomenology Research Center at Southern Illinois University) will be giving a talk in English entitled:


Open Subject in Persian Mystical Literature

سوژه گشوده در ادبیات عرفانی فارسی


Thursday 17th January, 5-6.30pm, Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)


1/16 Armenian Circle

Dear Friends of the Armenian Circle,


We will be having our first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/16, at 4:30 pm, in Pick 218. We will be discussing our activities for the upcoming quarter.


See you all there!

1/24 UChicago IOP Speaker Series: U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

Democrats, Russia, and the Push to 2020: U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

UChicago Institute for Politics Speaker Series


Thu, January 24, 2019

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM CST


Quadrangle Club

Main Dining Room

1155 E. 57th St.

Chicago, IL 60637


Register here



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