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February 21, 2017

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska, ‘Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish: The Trilingual Culture of Jews in Poland’

A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic poly system whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation.…

Start: February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

‘Wars and Veterans,’ Panel Discussion

Please join Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for panel on the variety of lived experiences and literary expressions of the Iran-Iraq War with moderator Brian Gibbs. Amir Khadem, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at University of Alberta, will present “The Evil Benevolence of War in Iranian Sacred Defense Literature.” Using examples from the pro-state Iranian literature during and after the 1980-88 war against Iraq, this talk will offer an analysis of the narrative schemes and thematic…

Start: February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 22, 2017

Carmen Diana Deere, ‘Women’s Land Rights, Rural Social Movements and the State in Twenty-First Century Latin American Agrarian Reforms’

This lecture will address the disjuncture between Latin American women’s formal land rights and their attaining these in practice. Carmen Diana Deere will examine the four agrarian reform programs carried out by progressive governments after 2000 in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela.   Deere finds that while all four governments strengthened women’s formal land rights, only the reforms in Bolivia and Brazil resulted in a significant share and number of female beneficiaries.  In both countries, strong national rural women’s movements were…

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 27, 2017

Silvia Kargl and Friedemann Pestel, ‘Ambivalent Loyalties: The Vienna Philharmonic Between National Socialism and Post-War Austria’

Silvia Kargl, of the Historical Archives of the Vienna Philharmonic, and Friedemann Pestel, of the Department of History at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, will speak about how the Vienna Philharmonic occupied a special position under the Nazi regime as a private association in a cultural-political environment which imposed repressive rules of institutional and ideological conformity. In order to preserve its self-administrative structures, traditions and performance capacity, the orchestra actively cooperated with the Viennese Nazi authorities after the integration of Austria into the German…

Start: February 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 1, 2017

Niklaus Steiner, ‘The History and Contexts of Today’s Migrants to Europe’

What is the difference between immigrants and refugees, both subsets of migrants? This talk will explore these differences, which have important ethical and practical implications for contemporary Europe as it contends with an unprecedented flow of immigrants. It will explore national and supranational public policy implications when these terms are blurred inadvertently or deliberately and provide a clearer understanding of the contexts of Europe’s migration crisis. It is presented by Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives…

Start: March 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
End: March 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Flyleaf Books
Phone: +1.919.942.7373
Address:
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 18

Devran Koray Öcal, ‘Feeling the State: Alternative States and Territories of the Turkish-Muslim Diaspora in Germany’

This event is part of the Turkey Today lecture series presented by the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Devran Koray Öcal is a doctoral student in the geography department at UNC. His area of study includes cultural and political geography with a focus on geographies of religion and intimate geopolitics. His current project engages with the Turkish Islamic community in Germany. He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration…

Start: March 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 2, 2017

Tarik Amar, ‘Hail, Shtirlits!: The Making and Meanings of a Soviet Spy Hero Fantasy’

In the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, no spy, real or fictitious, has been more famous than Max Otto von Stierlitz (aka Maksim Maksimovich Isaiev aka Vsevolod Vladimirovich Vladimirov), usually known simply as “Shtirlits.” This talk addresses the making of Shtirlits as a persistent icon of popular culture through the enormously successful television miniseries “Seventeen Moments of Spring,” which emerged at the intersection of several important processes in Soviet history after both Stalinism and the limited and inconsistent yet crucial liberalization of the Khrushchev…

Start: March 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 7, 2017

Discussion with Mark Sorensen

Mark Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A biological anthropologist by training, his research looks at the ecological impacts of globalization, modernization and cultural change in the remote areas of the former Soviet Union. This is part of the Lunch and Learn series presented by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Start: March 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
End: March 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 8, 2017

Rahsaan Maxwell, ‘The Integration of Muslims in Europe: How Important is Religion?’

The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and practices are incompatible with progressive and secular norms in contemporary Europe. This talk will question those assumptions by exploring the extent to which difficulties in Muslim integration reflect common challenges among all immigrant communities and explore the ramifications of thinking about the Muslim community in either religious or immigration terms. This lecture is presented by Rahsaan Maxwell, an…

Start: March 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
End: March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Flyleaf Books
Phone: +1.919.942.7373
Address:
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 18

March 23, 2017

Daniel Sayers, ‘A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp’

In the first thorough archaeological examination of this unique region, Daniel Sayers exposes and unravels the complex social and economic systems developed by these defiant communities that thrived on the periphery. He develops an analytical framework based on the complex interplay between alienation, diasporic exile, uneven geographical development and modes of production to argue that colonialism and slavery inevitably created sustained critiques of American capitalism. Sayers is an associate professor of anthropology at American University. This talk is part of…

Start: March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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