Events


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Monday, September 21

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Tuesday, September 22

Pitt Commons Demonstration
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Karen Lue (Pitt Global Hub) and Jason Kane (Alumni Engagement)
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and UCIS Engagement
Contact Email:
karen.lue@pitt.edu

Learn how to sign up for your Pitt Commons profile, the benefits of using this networking platform, and how to apply for our new International Careers Mentoring Program.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3bWdwPN

The Caucasus: From Geopolitics to Geopoetics
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Harsha Ram
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University

Harsha Ram is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California - Berkeley.

WATCH LIVE via https://youtu.be/npqUgsP1aBQ

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Wednesday, September 23

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Race and Racism in the Mediterranean at the Beginning of the Modern Age
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Emmanuel Rota, University of Illinois
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

The University Center for International Studies now offers a Certificate in Mediterranean Studies at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. A certificate in Mediterranean studies provides Pitt students and faculty with the institutional support and organizational structure to examine issues and themes across the Mediterranean world over a broad chronological span – from Antiquity to the present. The interdisciplinary certificates offered by the European Studies Center contextualize the ideas of Mediterranean cultures past and present and examine the influence of those ideas outside of the region.

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Emmanuel Rota, University of Illinois, on “Race and Racism in the Early Modern Period in the Mediterranean Region.”

We encourage our audience to participate in the Q&A discussion following the lecture.

A GrubHub credit will be available (with limited quantities). Please register to receive directions how to receive your credit and set up your delivery.

Thursday, September 24

From Aliaska to Alaska: Russian and American Colonialism
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Bathsheba Demuth, Ilya Vinkovetsky
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

A live interview with Bathsheba Demuth (Brown University) and Ilya Vinkovetsky (Simon Fraser University)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdemuqzIoEtLzpRv8KQxK-hZeWqFg-iiT
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Roundtable: Mediterranean Studies at Pitt
Time:
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Panelists:
Mohammed Bamyeh, Sociology
Diego Holstein, History
Lina Insana, French and Italian
Dijana Mujkanovic, GSPIA (Ph.D. candidate)

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

"Warsaw's Most Beloved Jew": The Prewar and Postwar Celebrity of Lopek-Krukowski (1901-1984)
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
Beth Holmgren (Duke University)
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Jewish Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of Theatre Arts and Film and Media Studies Program
Contact:
Sai Koros
Contact Email:
sak198@pitt.edu

This lecture examines the important role of acculturated Jewish comedians in interwar Poland's popular culture, focusing on cabaret and film star Kazimierz Krukowski (1901-1984). Krukowski regularly played a lower middle-class Jewish merchant named Lopek, who quickly became "Warsaw's most beloved Jew" in the city's priciest cabarets. Lopek's songs, written by Jewish lyricists and composers, rendered him an ironic commentator on business woes and everyday antisemitism, and made him into Warsaw?s everyman, a character bewildered by modernity, yet eager to pursue the city's high life. Having survived the war in the USSR, Krukowski returned to Poland and opened a cabaret:"Lopek's Place." Holmgren addresses modern Jewish urban identity and comedy, which thrived in interwar Poland, and she asks to what extent those Jewish writers and actors shaped a legacy for the communist period as well.

Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErduCsrjspHNbpInT6m3Vwm6LBZ5fnWbjJ

Monday, September 28

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Tuesday, September 29 to Friday, October 2

Rescheduled: Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance
2020 Infrastructural Regionalism Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies Program, Center for Metropolitan Studies, the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, Regional Studies Association and United Kingdom

Urban infrastructure is a vital topic for interdisciplinary research because it is fundamental to the economic development prospects of regions. The Urban Studies Program in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association (UK), the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, and GSPIA’s Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS) as well as support from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Global Studies Center will hold an international, inter-disciplinary event entitled Infrastructural Regionalism: Workshop on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. This workshop will leverage the Regional Studies Association’s Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) to bring global experts together with locally based researchers and practitioners on pressing issues related to regional water governance.
The two-day workshop will include site visits, networking opportunities, one public keynote, and paper sessions, and will feature opportunities for engagement with local faculty, graduate students, and the public.

Tuesday, September 29

Anatomy of a Successful Forgery: The Czech Manuscripts
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
David Cooper
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University

For over five decades from the moment of their appearance in 1817 and 1818, the Queen’s Court and Green Mountain Manuscripts were considered by the vast majority of the international scholarly community to be genuine monuments of medieval Czech literature. How were so many of the best minds of the period fooled for so long? Drawing on research for a monograph in-progress entitled “The Czech Manuscripts: Poetics, Faith, Scholarship,” this presentation will examine the qualities of the manuscripts themselves, both as physical and as literary objects, their effective use in the Czech cultural revival of the period, and the cultural and intellectual horizons of the period that made the manuscripts (seem) real.

WATCH LIVE via https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcuuorzwjGdIv2KwrisgUx65NNT...

David L. Cooper is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a specialist in both Czech and Russian literatures. His research is in the areas of nationalism in literature, forgery and mystification, translation history and translation studies, and history of criticism. His monograph Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-century Russia and Bohemia (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010) examined the emergence of the new paradigm of “national literature” and the role of literary intellectuals in developing new conceptions of national identity. David has published translations of Slovak folktales and poetry and recently published a new translated edition of the poems of the Czech 19th-century forged manuscripts (The Queen’s Court and Green Mountain Manuscripts with Other Forgeries of the Czech Revival, Michigan Slavic Publications, 2018). His current book project, under the working title of The Czech Forged Manuscripts: Poetics, Faith, and Scholarship, examines this notorious case of literary forgery for what it can contribute to ongoing scholarly reevaluations of forgery in literature and history.

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series presents: Preparing Competitive Applications for Graduate School
Time:
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Presenter:
Graduate School Admissions Professionals
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Considering graduate school? Preparing your application materials?

Join us as Pitt graduate program experts and current graduate students from the School of Public Health, GSPIA, Economics, History, and Asian Studies share expertise on crafting strong applications in a Zoom discussion. Learn tips on writing effective personal statements, securing letter writers, and submitting desired credentials. Ask admissions professionals and students individual questions for successful preparation.

Dr. Kevin Broom, Director of MHA and MHA/MBA Programs, Vice Chair, Associate Professor, Pitt Public Health
Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel, Asst. Director for Academic Affairs, UCIS Asian Studies Center
Dr.Michel Gobat , Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of History
Dr. Daniele Coen-Pirani, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Economics
Ms. Kelly McDevitt, Admissions and Enrollment, GSPIA
Accompanying Graduate Students

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear from the experts. Click the link below to secure a spot today!
Tuesday, Sept 29th, 6:30pm
Online Discussion

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9238996364

Sign up today at:
https://signup.com/go/ffYmFVe

Wednesday, September 30 to Saturday, October 3

Rescheduled: Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance
2020 Infrastructural Regionalism Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies Program, Center for Metropolitan Studies, the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, Regional Studies Association and United Kingdom

Urban infrastructure is a vital topic for interdisciplinary research because it is fundamental to the economic development prospects of regions. The Urban Studies Program in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association (UK), the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, and GSPIA’s Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS) as well as support from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Global Studies Center will hold an international, inter-disciplinary event entitled Infrastructural Regionalism: Workshop on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. This workshop will leverage the Regional Studies Association’s Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) to bring global experts together with locally based researchers and practitioners on pressing issues related to regional water governance.
The two-day workshop will include site visits, networking opportunities, one public keynote, and paper sessions, and will feature opportunities for engagement with local faculty, graduate students, and the public.

Wednesday, September 30

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4

Rescheduled: Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance
2020 Infrastructural Regionalism Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies Program, Center for Metropolitan Studies, the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, Regional Studies Association and United Kingdom

Urban infrastructure is a vital topic for interdisciplinary research because it is fundamental to the economic development prospects of regions. The Urban Studies Program in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association (UK), the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, and GSPIA’s Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS) as well as support from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Global Studies Center will hold an international, inter-disciplinary event entitled Infrastructural Regionalism: Workshop on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. This workshop will leverage the Regional Studies Association’s Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) to bring global experts together with locally based researchers and practitioners on pressing issues related to regional water governance.
The two-day workshop will include site visits, networking opportunities, one public keynote, and paper sessions, and will feature opportunities for engagement with local faculty, graduate students, and the public.

Thursday, October 1

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5

Rescheduled: Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance
2020 Infrastructural Regionalism Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies Program, Center for Metropolitan Studies, the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, Regional Studies Association and United Kingdom

Urban infrastructure is a vital topic for interdisciplinary research because it is fundamental to the economic development prospects of regions. The Urban Studies Program in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association (UK), the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, and GSPIA’s Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS) as well as support from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Global Studies Center will hold an international, inter-disciplinary event entitled Infrastructural Regionalism: Workshop on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. This workshop will leverage the Regional Studies Association’s Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) to bring global experts together with locally based researchers and practitioners on pressing issues related to regional water governance.
The two-day workshop will include site visits, networking opportunities, one public keynote, and paper sessions, and will feature opportunities for engagement with local faculty, graduate students, and the public.

Friday, October 2

Teaching About Race and Racism: Your Syllabus 2.0
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley; Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Russian and East European Institute and Bloomington
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Join us to hear from distinguished scholars and educators about methods for incorporating critical pedagogies of race into teaching about language, culture, history, and society in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

OCTOBER 2

2-3:30 pm (ET) | 1-2:30 pm (CT) | 12-1:30 pm (MT) | 11am-12:30 pm (PT)

Moderator:
Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University

Speakers:
B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, Howard University
Sunnie Rucker-Chang, University of Cincinnati

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the center stage.

Monday, October 5

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, October 7

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, October 8

Pogroms and Race Riots: Racial Violence in Russia and America
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Steven Zipperstein, Michael Pfeifer
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

A live interview with Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University) and Michael Pfeifer (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtf-Ghpz0rE9RknKohxpDkPQSYLw0a8JHu

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Friday, October 9

Engaging with Race and Racism in the Classroom
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley; Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Russian and East European Institute and Bloomington
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Addressing the historic and ongoing manifestations of systemic racism has implications not only for what we teach in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies but also for how we teach our syllabi. Join us to explore the common challenges instructors encounter as well as the pedagogical principles and methods available for teaching about race and racial justice in our field.

OCTOBER 9
2-3:30 pm (ET) | 1-2:30 pm (CT) | 12-1:30 pm (MT) | 11am-12:30 pm (PT)

Moderator:
Joy Gleason Carew, University of Louisville

Speakers:
Raquel Greene, Grinnell College
Chelsi West Ohueri, University of Texas at Austin

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the center stage.

Monday, October 12

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, October 14

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, October 15

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Saturday, October 17

East European Festival
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Susan Dawkins
Contact Email:
Susan.Dawkins@pitt.edu

Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

Monday, October 19

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, October 21

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, October 22

Black and Red: African Americans and the USSR
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Meredith Roman, Minkah Makalani
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

A live interview with Meredith Roman (CUNY Brockport) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdu6tqz4uH9e7MgfP2uf8jad0Uf6nr5op

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Saturday, October 24

East European Festival
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Susan Dawkins
Contact Email:
Susan.Dawkins@pitt.edu

Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

Monday, October 26

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, October 28

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, October 29

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Monday, November 2

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, November 4

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, November 5 to Saturday, November 7

Food Security and the Longue Durée in Eurasia: Regional Case Studies and Global Perspectives
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Access to sufficient, nutritious, culturally appropriate food is a concern for groups across the globe. Current approaches to food security tend to focus on technological solutions to increase production. As such, much of the related research is targeted at reacting to current or near future circumstances. However, development of sustainable foodways cannot be organized around a reactive framework. Policies need to be informed by the underlying causes of food security. The foundations of food insecurity are diverse in nature, and include environmental, cultural, and political dimensions. An interdisciplinary approach that looks at long term social and climatic trajectories is well suited for investigations of food security. Understanding these complex systems in the past and current world is crucial in developing sustainable approaches to foodways.

This interdisciplinary symposium takes a Longue Durée perspective on food security to explore the long term social, environmental, and political trends that shape foodways in Eurasia. Currently, Eurasia is facing dramatic problems of food security: droughts on the Mongolian steppe, floods in South Asia, internment of populations in Western China. Eurasia is also a focus of significant global development projects for China, Russia, and the United States, exemplified in China’s efforts along the New Silk Road. This region is also an important producer of food for populations; Russia exports more wheat than any other country in the world. How do we understand the regional and global implications of these trends? And can we draw on lessons from the past to work toward a more sustainable system of foodways as we go forward in Eurasia and across the world?

Thursday, November 5

The Wired Cold War
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Slava Gerovitch, Ekaterina Babintseva
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

A live interview with Slava Gerovitch (MIT) and Ekaterina Babintseva (Harvey Mudd College)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOmhpzMvHNMye3R8gOyzU2zA2e7w731z

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Monday, November 9

America through Russian Eyes, Russia through American Eyes
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dina Fainberg, Victoria Zhuravleva
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

A live interview with Dina Fainberg (University of London) and Victoria Zhuravleva (Russian State University for the Humanities)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-yrqz4jE9Uz5C40qyGtQXzp9UMtYtBB

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, November 11

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, November 12

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Monday, November 16

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, November 18

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Thursday, November 19

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Wednesday, November 25

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Contact Email:
dim31@pitt.edu

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

Friday, February 26

Aging Under Socialism: Europe and Beyond
Time:
(All day)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Within about twenty years, the United States will pass a monumental threshold: this country will have more citizens over 65 than it does under the age of 18. Part of a massive demographic transition that is taking place across the Global North, the aging of the boomer generation will present challenges for retirement financing, healthcare, and political economy. Medical research has already pivoted towards this new reality; humanities-centered scholarship has begun focusing on aging as well.

This workshop hopes to bring historical thinking to bear further on this problem. While the history of old age is a growing field in the discipline, scholars have mostly examined aging in the context of Western capitalist societies. This workshop will bring together a number of early career academics and graduate students to discuss their research on old age under socialism. There has been a great deal of interest, in recent years, in how socialist societies imagined gender, healthcare, and the family. This is granting us a much fuller picture of these societies than what was possible during the Cold War, when analysis focused squarely on themes of political oppression and resistance. And yet we know next to nothing about the socialist style of aging: the imagination of age and the policy apparatus focusing on the elderly.

Thursday, March 18 to Saturday, March 20

Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies