Events in UCIS

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Borovsk's Effect
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov is the ‘Russian Banksy’ – a street artist and a political activist. Because of his art, hundreds of tourists have visited Borovsk, an old Russian town. On the town’s walls he paints the portraits of famous Russian writers and historical figures, as well as photographs of Borovsk’s citizens killed during Stalin’s dictatorship. These painted images, however, are regularly destroyed by officials. But the will of the artist is irrepressible, and he recreates them over and over again.
The film was produced with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Author/Director: Boris Minaev, Yulia Grebennikova, Polina Zavadskaya
Producer: Asya Druyanova, Daria Khrenova
Studio: The Magic Mountain
Year: 2019
Running time: 66 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

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

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosian-Croatian-Serbian Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the weekly Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) language table with Dijana Mujkanovic on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Email Dijana for Zoom info: dim31@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:30 pm Information Session
Pitt Global Hub Virtual Drop-In Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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The Pitt Global Hub is hosting virtual drop-in hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30PM for students who wish to ask general questions regarding our international area studies and global studies certificates, study abroad, scholarships, clubs and language tables, and more.

Zoom link: http://pitt.zoom.us/j/96763408157

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Art Police and Tomb Robbers: Creating Italy through Cultural Power
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s "seat of the arts," an artistic playground for foreign élites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered millions of artworks and antiquities. Today, Italy asserts control over its cultural heritage through an activist legal model and influential art police unit, which dedicates itself to the eradication of tomb robbing. Italy has turned heritage into cultural power—a controversial convergence of art, money, and diplomacy. This talk explains how modern Italy came to wield such power, and with what effects on the state's political and cultural influence.

Fiona Rose Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She studies art/science technologies, cultural policy, nationalism, and art markets. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and a D.Phil. in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. Before training as a sociologist, she worked as an archaeologist and conducted fieldwork in Italy and Spain. Her book, Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in spring 2021.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoVn-84tQYiEnPDnnCJIFw

JMEUCE lecture

2:00 pm Lecture
Outsiders, Others, and Outcasts: Examining Antiziganism and Race-Making in Albania
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with 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 and 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
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In this talk Dr. West Ohueri explores the contours of antiziganism, conceptualized as racism and prejudice against Romani people groups, in Albania and the Balkan region. Part one of the presentation considers the theoretical framings of antiziganism and asks how analyses of antiblackness can allow scholars to think through contemporary manifestations of antiziganism in the Balkan region. Part two of the talk explores whiteness in relation to antiziganism and antiblackness. In doing so, Dr. West Ohueri draws attention to the ways that Albanians have been racialized and othered as outcasts and outsiders both within Europe and the Balkans, and ask how this broadly shapes our understandings of whiteness and regional racialization.

Zoom registration here: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91254449072

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.

4:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Global Studies Center to learn about their certificate offerings, events and programming, and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95350117543

5:00 pm Workshop
Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action Teacher Workshop with Choices Program
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Join our partners at the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for the Choices Program in an exploration of its 8- to the 10-day unit, Climate Change, and Questions of Justice. We'll explore the readings, lessons, and videos that are part of the unit, and discuss ways to implement each in diverse classroom settings, including tips for using the unit in remote settings and/or project-based classrooms. The countries covered include China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Freiburg (Germany), Colombia, Haiti, and parts of the USA. All participants will receive a two-year Digital Editions license to the curriculum and Act 48 credit hours. This is a two-hour, participatory, online workshop, with an additional hour of prep work required.

6:30 pm Information Session
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education
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
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UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:
Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion

Are you interested in international education? Teaching abroad? Conducting educational research with global perspectives? Here at the School of Education, many of our programs prepare graduates to enter the field of international education.

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) MEd/MA
Early Childhood Education MEd
Foreign Language Education MEd (with TESOL Specialization Option)
Research Methodology MEd

Learn more about these opportunities from Pitt Education’s Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services.

Register at:
https://signup.com/go/SubBHjZ