Events in UCIS
Wednesday, October 28
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
Join REEES-affiliated faculty Olga Kuchinskaya (Associate Professor, Department of Communications; Affiliated Faculty, Cultural Studies Program) for her talk on "TECHNOLOGIES OF PROTEST IN BELARUS."
Building on the theme of the Common Seminar, Culture, Technology, and the Critic, this presentation considers the design and continuous adjustment of platforms to support civil society in the context of the ongoing protests in Belarus. Tens and hundreds of thousands have been protesting every Sunday after the rigged presidential elections on August 9, 2020. In this talk, I consider the two key tools used to support political mobilization before and after the elections: the platform Golos meant to ensure the integrity of the elections and the messaging app Telegram, the main media of the protests.
All Pitt students and faculty members are invited to tune into the live event via https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97133762482.
To learn more about this year's Common Seminar offered by the Cultural Studies Program and Professor Kuchinskaya, click here: https://www.culturalstudies.pitt.edu/news-story/spring-2021-common-semin...
Marianne Kamp, Associate Profess of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University will present on collectivization oral histories from Uzbekistan.
Zoom registration: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdemspzIjH9KTxzaRNi3azsFBJYj0sZIb
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.
Cécile Duquenne will discuss the many ways literature can make a tangible impact on local and global politics, with a focus on French “littératures de l’imaginaire” (fantasy, science-fiction, young adult). Students would write a 500-750 word letter in French, about how their character decided or was forced to go abroad, describing their experience of exile into another society, followed by a Q&A session with the author.
To register please email Kaliane Ung, firstname.lastname@example.org.