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October 2021

Flowers Falling from the Sky: Invasive Species and War Memory in the Highlands of Cambodia

October 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The landscape of Cambodia is alive with memory. In the country’s northeast highlands, each new historical conjuncture — from the ravages of colonialism to the current moment of extraction and dispossession — has seen new forms of relation between people and the land. For the inhabitants of this hill country, Jarai-speaking highlanders who live in the Cambodia-Vietnam borderland, the changing landscape expresses not only changing social relations, but memories of past experience too. This talk examines one such conjuncture, the…

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‘Cleansing’ Germany: Ideology, Space, and the Nazi Consolidation of Power

October 8 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Holocaust history has experienced its own “spatial turn” in the past decade, and important studies have examined the role space played in ethnic cleansing and genocide in central Europe during the 1940s. This project shifts the analytic focus from wartime spatial planning to everyday spaces in 1930s Germany to illuminate how the Nazi regime first formulated and began implementing policies of spatial cleansing. National Socialists believed that all of Germany had been contaminated by “Judeo-Bolshevism” in the post-World War I…

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NCTAN & SCCTA Present K-16 Workshop on Taiwan: History, Food, and Popular Culture

October 9 at 8:45 am - 12:15 pm

Want to learn more about Taiwan? Join the North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) and South Carolina Teaching About Asia (SCCTA) for a virtual, half-day overview of Taiwan from historical, culinary, and anthropological lenses with experts from the University of North Carolina and University of South Carolina. This event will be virtual, free and open to the K-12 and community college educators. For any questions regarding this event, please direct your questions to NCTAN Director Shuyi Lin at or to SCCTA Director Krista Van Fleit at

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Carolina Seminar on Transnational and Global Modern History

October 11 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Sascha Auerbach, a lecturer in modern British and colonial history at the University of Nottingham and currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow will speak about Transnational and Global Modern History on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. His paper is entitled: “‘You Don’t Do Justice Betwixt I and Master:’ Early Responses to the Overseer State, 1823-1836.” The paper is part of his book project, an historical re-assessment of the transition from slavery to Indian and Chinese indentured labour in Britain’s tropical…

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Book Talk: Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution

October 12 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution Kriolas Poderozas EDITED BY TERZA A. SILVA LIMA-NEVES AND AMINAH N. PILGRIM Terza A. Silva Lima-Neves is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University. Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution: Kriolas Poderozas documents the work and stories told by Cabo Verdean women to refocus the narratives about Cabo Verde on Cabo Verdean women and their experiences. The contributors examine their…

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Ambassador Stephen Mull, ‘Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland’

October 12 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UPDATE: In light of the University Wellness Day on Oct. 12, this event will be livestreamed in addition to being held in-person in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Join the livestream. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host former Ambassador Stephen Mull for the expert talk, “Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland,” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Mull, former U.S. ambassador to Poland and vice provost for global…

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Peace Corps Panel: Serving as a Female

October 12 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear stories from female returned Peace Corps volunteers. Learn about the challenging, rewarding and insightful moments of their Peace Corps service. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Note: This event will be held on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event.

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Russian Flagship Program Info Session

October 13 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 13, Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest through coursework at…

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Book Talk: Claudia Yaghoobi in Conversation with Pamela Lothspeich

October 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book: Temporary Marriage in Iran (Cambridge UP 2020), Claudia Yaghoobi “Proposing a methodology that brings feminist theories of embodiment to bear on the Iranian literary and cinematic tradition, this study examines temporary marriage in Iran, not just as an institution but also as a set of practices, identities and meanings that have transformed over the course of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Based on analysis of novels and short stories from the Pahlavi era, and cinematic works produced after the…

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African Studies Center Book Talk: The Charisma Machine

October 14 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom book talk on the recently published monograph, The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, By Morgan G. Ames, moderated by Shakirah Hudani.

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