University and Student Events

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.

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.



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