Events in UCIS

Friday, April 9

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Critical Research on Africa: Medical Legitimacy: Childbirth, Authenticity, and Pluralism in Nigeria’s Faith-Based (Aladura) Birthing Homes
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
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Join Dr. Williams in exploring the advent of faith-based maternity homes in Nigeria since the early 1930s, and how they adapted to socio-political and biomedical trends in their search for legitimacy. While scholars have studied the contemporary roles of post-colonial African churches in health and healing, very few have considered faith-based obstetrics. By examining the history and professionalization of faith homes, Dr. Williams highlights the growth and significance of faith-based birthing institutions as primary maternal healthcare providers in Nigeria. She also shows the importance of medical pluralism in Africa and the indigenization of post-colonial African institutions.

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Alebrije Workshop
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This event is part of the Fall 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Festival Preview. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Mexico Lindo, are proud to present a live, virtual carving demonstration and painting workshop with renowned Oaxacan artist, woodcarver Armando Jimenez and his wife, painter Antonia Jimenez Carillo. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Mexico Lindo’s owner, Mexican Folk-Art dealer Lisa DiGioia Nutini.

Each registered participant will receive a small, unfinished, hand carved animal kit, including paints to follow along as we watch Armando and Antonia at work. Armando will discuss the origins of his art form, family history, and answer your questions.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the alebrije kits have been claimed. For more information, please email lavst12@pitt.edu

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
#StopAsianHate: A Teach-In
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Recent increases in violence and harassment have brought to national attention the prejudices Asian Americans face every day, and events like the March 16 shootings in Atlanta, GA have left communities feeling shaken. This teach-in will examine the history of anti-Asian prejudice, both overt and covert, in the US, as well as discussing current events in an interdisciplinary context.

Register here.

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Join the Pitt German Club every Friday at 3PM to practice your German language skills and learn about different aspects of German culture!

Zoom ID: 950 0542 1812

3:00 pm Workshop
Transcultural Codicology on the Silk Road
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Central Eurasian Studies Society
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What was the nature of 'the book' on the Silk Road? How can we move beyond Eurocentric terminology toward an organically Eurasian codicology? This workshop introduces scholars to the study of manuscripts, posing fundamental questions about what we can learn from this field in a Eurasian context.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

PREREQUISITE
Participants should have some facility in a relevant premodern language

INSTRUCTOR
Devin Fitzgerald
Curator of Rare Books and History of Printing
UCLA Library Special Collections

COLLABORATOR
Michelle McCoy
Assistant Professor
History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO-oqDsoGdac39Koc2n55PhgEyCcJTnz

4:00 pm Cultural Event
The Americas Trivia Game
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This event is part of the Fall 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Festival Preview. Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt for a fun evening of Trivia about the Americas! Test your knowledge about North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean! You can register as an individual or as a team (we will have Break-out rooms for each team to set up). If you sign up as an individual, you will be given the choice to join a virtual team, and given time to meet your teammates.

If you have any questions about the AMERICAS Trivia Game, please email us at clas@pitt.edu.

6:30 pm Film
The Mole Agent Documentary Screening
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This documentary screening is part of the Fall 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Festival Preview.

A Chilean man and recent widower named Sergio answers a classified ad for an unusual job at a private investigation service. It's unusual in part because it’s looking for men between the ages of 80 and 90, who are good with technology, and independent. After he wins the gig, Sergio learns that he’ll be infiltrating a retirement home, armed with a pen that has a mini-camera, and thick-rimmed glasses with a camera inside as well. Sergio's mission is to make sure that one client’s mother, who is at the facility, is not being abused, or having her things stolen. It's a job that the stoic 83-year-old will take on with his clear sense of pride, and compassion—if he can just figure out his iPhone first. For however quaint and sporadically quirky it is, "The Mole Agent" is an earnest look at old age, and a community full of people just like Sergio. -https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-mole-agent-movie-review-2020

Registration is required. The day of the film, around 6:20 pm you will receive information about how to watch the film online. The film is in Spanish and has English subtitles.