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April 20, 2018

Book Reading with Marente de Moor

Join European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) winner Marente de Moor for a reading of selections from her book The Dutch Maiden. Learn more about de Moor and the EUPL on the Center for European Studies website. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel.

Start: April 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 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

April 21, 2018

Book Reading with Marente de Moor

Join European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) winner Marente de Moor for a reading of selections from her book The Dutch Maiden. Learn more about de Moor and the EUPL on the Center for European Studies website. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel.

Start: April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: April 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Venue: Flyleaf Books
Phone: +1.919.942.7373
Address:
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 23, 2018

Sarah Cameron, ‘The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan’

Though it is one of the most dramatic consequences of Stalinist modernization, the story of the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, which led to the death of 1.5 million people and transformed a territory the size of continental Europe, has long remained hidden from view. Sarah Cameron’s talk will examine this largely unknown history, revealing the famine’s devastating consequences for Kazakh society. She will also consider how the case of the Kazakh famine should alter our understanding of violence, modernization and…

Start: April 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 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

April 24, 2018

Sylvia Chan-Malik, ‘Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam’

Sylvia Chan-Malik of Rutgers University will be speaking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center on her soon to be published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam. This work explores twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood by centering the lived experiences of women of color, mapping how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality and social activism, and…

Start: April 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 25, 2018

Samuel Silverstein, ‘Krishnamurti Effects: The Legacy of a Brilliant Teacher in Banaras, India ‘

J. Krishnamurti was a speaker and writer who traveled the world advocating for deep inquiry into the basic functions of consciousness and society. He sought to help people set themselves free from the habits and judgments of human cultures. Responsible for the founding of nine schools, he pioneered a platform by which education could be driven by inspiration and curiosity. While studying abroad in Banaras, Samuel Silverstein interviewed and surveyed seekers and educators to learn how people have lived by his…

Start: April 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 25, 2018 @ 4:30 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

April 26, 2018

Border Politics: A Panel Discussion

Students United for Immigrant Equality and the Institute for the Study of the Americas present a panel discussion concerning recent developments in immigration legislation with regard to the construction of a border wall and its implications for both migrants and citizens alike. Panelists include Hannah Gill, director of the Latino Migration Project; Angela Stuesse, assistant professor of anthropology and global studies; and Barbara Sostaita, doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies. The discussion will be followed by a meet…

Start: April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Catherine Evtuhov, ‘Elizabethan “Intermezzo”: Theatricality as Politics at the Russian Imperial Court (1740s-1750s)’

Unlike Peter I and Catherine II, Empress Elizabeth is not known for her imperial strategy. Yet, her reign witnessed important developments in all of the empire’s border regions, from the annexation of a piece of Finland as a result of the Treaty of Åbo (1743) to the encounter with the Bashkirs, linked to intensive industrial development in the Urals. This paper will attempt an overview of Elizabeth’s empire, both from the perspective of key issues in the border areas and from that of imperial policy. Crucial processes…

Start: April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: April 26, 2018 @ 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

April 27, 2018

Elizabeth Schwall, ‘Dance as a Public Good in Cuba: 1959-1980’

This presentation investigates how and why dance became a public good in Cuba in the 1960s and 1970s. This history involved dance leaders developing a nationwide system of dance schools, as well as efforts to create an informed public through dance appreciation initiatives. As a result of these campaigns, hundreds of thousands of Cuban citizens danced and watched dance, consolidating Cuba’s reputation as an island of dancing publics. Elizabeth Schwall earned her doctorate in Latin American and Caribbean history from…

Start: April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: April 27, 2018 @ 2:00 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

May 8, 2018

Samedin Kadic, ‘The Politics of Rationalist Philosophy in Arab Andalus, and the Reception of Hayy ibn Yaqdhan in Britain’

Join the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for a presentation by Samedin Kadic, a visiting Fulbright scholar from the faculty of Islamic theology at the University of Sarajevo. Kadic will discuss “The Politics of Rationalist Philosophy in Arab Andalus, and the Reception of Hayy ibn Yaqdhan in Britain.” In 1671 a bilingual text in Arabic and Latin was published at Oxford, entitled the Philosophus autodidactus. The translation was made by Edwarde Pococke under the supervision of…

Start: May 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End: May 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

June 3, 2018

Carl Ernst, ‘Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr’

Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for a presentation by Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, on the poetry of Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, an early Sufi mystic. The program will begin with a social from 4 to 4:30 p.m. There will be a welcome and introduction by Amir…

Start: June 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End: June 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: The Club House
Address:
400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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