Events in UCIS

Wednesday, February 10

(All day) Film
Queer Horror Film Club with Marian Phillips: Queer Love
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Part of an ongoing Spring 2021 discussion on queer horror film. Marian Phillips of the Horror Studies Working Group will lead an hour-long discussion on a film.

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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Meet with African Studies Program Student Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to ask questions about the African Studies Certificate, upcoming events, and more.

Meet via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97841843639

12:00 pm Lecture
Conquering Nature: Russian Expansion to the Brink
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Sharyl Corrado (Pepperdine University) and Paul Josephson (Colby College).

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-qprj8pHtx2o_g4viWfhVARGW1HW06K

The existential threat of climate change has inspired renewed intellectual engagement with the Anthropocene. Eurasian Studies are no exception to this trend. In the last decade, studies that grapple with the past, present, and potential future of the human-nature dialectic are on the uptick. These studies have forced us to reconsider intellectual and ideological paradigms, sources, mission, and role of scholar in society.

Nature’s Revenge: Ecology, Animals, and Waste in Eurasia seeks to bring some of this scholarship and activism to a wider public through a series of live-recorded interviews. The goal is to illuminate recent scholarship and complicate our understanding of the Eurasian Anthropocene and its place in our world.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Club
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Chat with other French students, French faculty, and PhD students and practice your French language skills. Email PhD student Pat Nikiema at PAN32@pitt.edu for the Zoom link.

6:30 pm Lecture
Asia Pop Series: Videation
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us on 2/10 @ 6:30 pm for the keynote lecture of the 2021 Asia Pop series with Dr. Joshua Neves of Concordia University. His talk pursues a series of speculations about Asian video cultures since the 1990s along three main lines of inquiry. First, it situates recent attention to internet and mobile video practices within a longer history. Second, the presentation reflects on key insights drawn from his research into the cultural and geopolitics of video technologies. Finally he turns to contemporary video forms and practices on the internet and social media tracing a range of issues about short video aesthetics, popular politics, platformization, and global tensions. Register for this virtual event here.