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November 2020

Virtual: Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the US and the EU

November 5 - November 6

Note: This event has been rescheduled to Nov. 5-6, 2020. It was originally planned for March 26-27, 2020. This event will be held virtually. This conference takes up the question of how fantasy and science fiction are used to address minority issues, specifically as they relate to environmental concerns in the European Union and the U.S. Scholars will gather from the EU and the U.S. to present and discuss work on female and ethnic minority authors and directors using fantasy…

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Virtual: UNC World View Global Health: The Changing Prognosis Day 1

November 5 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UNC World View presents Global Health: The Changing Prognosis a two day program, November 5 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and November 6 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) via Zoom Global Health continues to be of particular importance today because health problems have significant political and economic impacts and can transcend national borders. The circumstances around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been fast evolving, forcing community colleges and other institutions of higher learning to re-imagine their teaching and learning. This UNC…

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Virtual: UNC World View Global Health: The Changing Prognosis Day 2

November 6 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

UNC World View presents Global Health: The Changing Prognosis a two day program, November 5 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and November 6 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) via Zoom Global Health continues to be of particular importance today because health problems have significant political and economic impacts and can transcend national borders. The circumstances around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been fast evolving, forcing community colleges and other institutions of higher learning to re-imagine their teaching and learning. This UNC…

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Virtual: Unsettling Borders 2020 Conference: Learning, Teaching & Community-Building with Refugees

November 6 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning, Teaching and Community-Building with Refugees This roundtable brings together scholars, activists, and NGO volunteers to discuss how to learn from and with refugees, teach about refugees, and engage with refugee communities. What are the strategies for resisting the racialization and marginalization of refugees and for developing an appreciation of refugee experiences, knowledge, and contributions to societies? What interventions in research, in the classroom, and in community organizing are required to promote ethical engagements with refugees and to maximize benefits…

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Virtual: Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys

November 9 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. This ONLINE course will provide an introduction to survey research methods for designing multinational and multicultural surveys. It begins with an overview of the field of comparative surveys. This will summarize their history and discuss some unique design features and implementation challenges inherent in their design and implementation. The second section discusses quality and risk management frameworks for comparative surveys. It will present some tools for monitoring quality processes and outcomes, and…

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Virtual: Equity Considerations for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research 

November 10 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through our language use, methods, theories, and findings. This workshop will discuss the…

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Virtual: Brown Bag German Language Lunch

November 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Christina Weiler, teaching assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take…

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“Artful endowments: The Portraits and Architecture of Begum Samru as Global Gifts in late Mughal India”

November 12 at 6:30 pm

A portrait for King Louis Philippe, drawings of her church for the Pope, two gold coins for a Mughal prince. These were some of the gifts that Begum Samru gave during her lifetime. A relic of the true cross from the Pope, a robe of honor from the Mughal emperor, a young elephant from an indebted English officer. These were some of the gifts that the Begum Samru received during her lifetime. Begum Samru (b. circa 1750-d. 1836) was a…

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Virtual: Nineteenth Century Science Goes Global Seminar

November 13 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Zoom URL for each NCGS seminar will be communicated two weeks before the event via the NCGS list serve.

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Virtual: Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: The Peculiar History of Jewish Street Names in Frankfurt am Main, 1872-1938

November 16 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual zoom event. Please check back in early November for Zoom information.   La Confédération Universelle des Juifs Sépharadites: Building a Transnational Sephardi Network out of Interwar Paris After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the region’s historic Sephardi Jewish population became dispersed around the globe, with many emigrating out of the Levant and seeking new shores in Europe and the Americas. In 1930s Paris, where over thirty thousand Ottoman Sephardi immigrants had resettled, a group of community leaders took…

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