Events

DATE:
Monday, January 22
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

The centralization of political and economic power in Russia has been a theme of Vladimir Putin's reign, gaining control over regional governments through the Kremlin's party of power, United Russia. Against this trend of curtailing contests of federalism, migration...

DATE:
Monday, January 22
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
3703 Posvar Hall- History Department Lounge

Chapter presented by Katja Wezel (DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh) with comments by Jonathan Harris (University of Pittsburgh) and Emanuala Grama (CMU).

DATE:
Friday, January 26
TIME:
8:30 am
LOCATION:
548 William Pitt Union

This conference will bring together Pennsylvania faculty with peers affiliated with the Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia for a workshop on innovative ways to internationalize curricula at community colleges and minority-serving...

DATE:
Thursday, February 1
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
602 Cathedral of Learning

Historians have long argued about the relationship between the workers and the Nazis. Did the Nazis betray the German working class or did they offer solutions to their problems? Answering these questions as part of a larger debate about politics and emotions means to...

DATE:
Thursday, February 8
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
WPU Assembly Room

The multiple uprisings of 1968 challenged authorities worldwide, and led to many reforms, but the insurgents misunderstood the nature of their insurgencies, and this misunderstanding drastically limited their effects. They did not add up to a revolution. Rather, in...

DATE:
Monday, February 12
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
3703 Posvar Hall- History Department Lounge

Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop on James Pickett's manuscript: Polymaths of Islam: Scholars and Knowledge Networks in a Eurasian Cosmopolis. Comments by Professor Devin DeWeese from the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington.

DATE:
Thursday, February 22
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
602 Cathedral of Learning

The talk will discuss some examples of the very important but changing roles of rivers in history (the small Akerselva in Oslo, Norway, the Derwent in England, the Indus, and the Huang He in China). Based on these cases it will discuss modernization theories that...

DATE:
Friday, February 23
TIME:
8:00 am
LOCATION:
TBA

The inland rivers of Central Eurasia intersect vast regions, sustain diverse communities, and inform social identities. This symposium will explore how efforts to control and exploit the various potentials of these waterways reflect economic, political, and cultural...

DATE:
Wednesday, February 28
TIME:
2:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (171 min) is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984. Director Philip Kaufman and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière portray the effect on Czechoslovak artistic and intellectual...

DATE:
Thursday, March 1
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

Early Works (Serbian: Rani radovi, 90 min) is a 1969 Yugoslavian film by Serbian director Želimir Žilnik. It critically depicts the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. It won the Golden Bear at the 19th Berlin International Film Festival in 1969. The...

DATE:
Thursday, March 1
TIME:
4:45 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

This round-table is a follow-up event to the screening of the Unbearable Lightness of Being (February 28, 2 p.m.) and of Early Works (March 1, 3 p.m.) and is part of the UCIS-wide anniversary series on 1968. The panel will explore (partly based on the films and the book...

DATE:
Friday, April 13
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
527, 538, and 548 WPU

The European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation...

DATE:
Tuesday, April 17
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar
DATE:
Monday, June 25
TIME:
8:30 am
LOCATION:
Varies

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