Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8

8:00 am Conference
Georgia Consortium: Exploring the Complexities of Vietnam
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Register here.

Wednesday, June 2 until Friday, June 4

10:30 am Conference
Summer Institute for East Asian Studies
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Media in all of its various manifestations—old and new, print and virtual, film and video, analog and digital, recorded and streamed, journalistic, artistic, “Youkued” “Weiboed” and “WeChatified”—defines the cutting edge of new and emergent cultural forms in Asia. There is no better time to investigate the modalities of media and mediation in contemporary academia, when the pandemic restricts many physical activities and population flows.  Join the Asian Studies Center for this three-day institute that will explore the way in which histories of different periods, encompassing different regions, can be understood in relation to emergent forms of media and mediated knowledge.  Register here

Friday, June 4

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
What's in a Name: Breaking the Bias
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, Office of International Services, Global Experiences Office and UCIS Engagement
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Names carry a lot of weight, including people's opinion of you before having the chance to meet you. We will explore unconscious bias and its impacts on different aspects of life ranging from social, professional, and academic spaces.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92860659129

Learn more about the "What's in a Name?" series: https://www.globalhub.pitt.edu/programming/whats-in-a-name

Monday, June 7

12:00 pm Workshop
Exploring the Eurasian Urban Spaces through Persian Verse
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
See Details

The Shahrashub (city disturber) and / Ekphrases genre of Persian poetry provides a window into the urban spaces of early modern Eurasia, revealing the relationship between people, their imaginaries, and the built environment around them. This workshop provides an introduction for using this specialized literary material to derive scholarly insights.

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
Advanced Persian

INSTRUCTOR
Sunil Sharma
Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature
Boston University

COLLABORATOR
Sahar Hosseini
Assistant Professor
History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfu2grjwtEtfFb69kX7ckCW1c4uuIP6EC

Thursday, June 10

5:00 pm Colloquium
Cultura Negra no Atlantico (CULTNA) Discussion Series: A revolução dos ganhadores
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem
See Details

O seminário "Culturas Negras no Atlantico (CULTNA)" é uma iniciativa que congrega o Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (LABHOI) da Universidade Federal Fluminense e da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, e o Center for Latin American Studies da University of Pittsburgh. Neste encontro, será discutido o livro Ganhadores (capítulos 3, 7, 8, 9, 10), de João José Reis, com o próprio autor. Evento em português.

No Brasil, o livro está disponível para compra no site da editora: https://www.companhiadasletras.com.br/detalhe.php?codigo=14633

Friday, June 11

5:00 pm Festival
World Square
Location:
Market Square
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Welcoming Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
See Details

Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are teaming up to host World Square, a platform to celebrate, promote, and welcome our local international communities.

Friday, June 11 – Sunday, June 13, 2021
Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Free admission

Hours
Friday, June 11: 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 12: 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: 12 – 6 p.m.

Across three days in June during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square will become a showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food purveyors, and more from across the various international and newcomer communities.

World Square is presented by Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

6:00 pm Presentation
Exploring Taiwanese Indigeneity through Film
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with World History Center and Screenshot:Asia
See Details

Join us for this K-12 workshop which will use excerpts from Umin Boya’s film Kano, based on a true story depicting the multi-ethnic Kano baseball team from Japanese-era Taiwan, to explore the complex relationships of Taiwan’s past and present.

The richness and diversity of Taiwan’s history is marked by its complex interactions and relations among indigenous peoples, waves of immigrants from Mainland China, and colonizers from both the West and East. The workshop will provide educators with content and resources that can readily be incorporated in the classroom in order to explore Taiwan and topics related to its fascinating history. Register here.

Saturday, June 12

9:00 am Teacher Training
Teaching Indigenous History as World History
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with World History Center
See Details

A professional development workshop for educators offered by the Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH). This virtual event will be held on June 12 from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm. All accepted participants will receive a $200 stipend. To apply, please submit a resume, sample assignment or syllabus, and application statement below.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Bonita Lawrence (York University) "Writing Diasporic Indigenous Identities: Connections, Disjunctions And Disavowels"
Dr. Kyle Mays (UCLA) "Building Anti-Colonial And Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Thoughts On Our Freedom"
Dr. Alaina E. Roberts (University Of Pittsburgh) "Who Is Indigenous?: Defending Migration And Identity"

Applications are due on April 15, 2021.
Accepted applicants will receive a $200 stipend
For more information, visit www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/ or contact ALWH@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Festival
World Square
Location:
Market Square
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Welcoming Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
See Details

Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are teaming up to host World Square, a platform to celebrate, promote, and welcome our local international communities.

Friday, June 11 – Sunday, June 13, 2021
Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Free admission

Hours
Friday, June 11: 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 12: 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: 12 – 6 p.m.

Across three days in June during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square will become a showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food purveyors, and more from across the various international and newcomer communities.

World Square is presented by Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

Sunday, June 13

12:00 pm Festival
World Square
Location:
Market Square
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Welcoming Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
See Details

Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are teaming up to host World Square, a platform to celebrate, promote, and welcome our local international communities.

Friday, June 11 – Sunday, June 13, 2021
Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Free admission

Hours
Friday, June 11: 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 12: 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: 12 – 6 p.m.

Across three days in June during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square will become a showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food purveyors, and more from across the various international and newcomer communities.

World Square is presented by Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

Monday, June 14

3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Charlemos Series: Elecciones en el Perú
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Latin American Political Institutions Section LASA
See Details

La proxima Charlemos será el 14 de junio a las 3 de la tarde. La discusión se basará en el artículo de Julio F. Carrión (University of Delaware), "Takeoff and Turbulence in Modernizing Peru," y el artículo de José Incio (University of Pittsburgh) y Moises Arce, "Peru 2017: Un caso extremo de gobierno dividido." La conversación será moderada por Jennifer Cyr.

El evento será en español.

Sunday, June 20 until Saturday, June 26

(All day) Teacher Training--Area Studies
Brussels Study Tour (2020 Cohort)
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Monday, June 21

10:00 am Teacher Training
Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group for K-12 Educators
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA )
See Details

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Are you looking for an opportunity to have your students examine political, economic, social, cultural, ecological questions from multiple lenses? Then this is a great chance to draw on the expertise of your colleagues, collaborate (and model collaborative learning for your students!), and produce a truly unique and inspired lesson plan. At the University Center for International Studies, we are excited to offer you the space and resources in this paid opportunity to do such work!

Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

What K-12 educators will receive:

· Time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson.

· Act 48 credit hours and a $300 stipend.

· A mini-grant (up to $200) for your team to purchase curricular materials to teach your new lesson/unit.

What Pitt’s Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students will receive:

· An opportunity to observe and contribute to (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit.

· Tuition remission for a 1-credit course during the Summer I term is available upon request.

Logistics:

Workshop Dates: June 21, 23, 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:30pm), and new content must be taught in the 2021-2022 academic year. *Attendance at all sessions is required.

Working Group for K-12 educators: Apply as a team of 2-4 teachers from different subject areas at the same school. This opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. At each meeting, you will work with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students: This opportunity is open to current Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students. You will be assigned to a team of K-12 educators currently teaching in a school working on (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit based on your interest in the topic/theme/discipline of available projects.

To Apply (K-12 Educators): Submit your application by May 17. Accepted applications will be notified by May 21. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

To Apply (Teacher Education students): Register here. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

Wednesday, June 23

10:00 am Teacher Training
Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group for K-12 Educators
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA )
See Details

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Are you looking for an opportunity to have your students examine political, economic, social, cultural, ecological questions from multiple lenses? Then this is a great chance to draw on the expertise of your colleagues, collaborate (and model collaborative learning for your students!), and produce a truly unique and inspired lesson plan. At the University Center for International Studies, we are excited to offer you the space and resources in this paid opportunity to do such work!

Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

What K-12 educators will receive:

· Time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson.

· Act 48 credit hours and a $300 stipend.

· A mini-grant (up to $200) for your team to purchase curricular materials to teach your new lesson/unit.

What Pitt’s Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students will receive:

· An opportunity to observe and contribute to (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit.

· Tuition remission for a 1-credit course during the Summer I term is available upon request.

Logistics:

Workshop Dates: June 21, 23, 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:30pm), and new content must be taught in the 2021-2022 academic year. *Attendance at all sessions is required.

Working Group for K-12 educators: Apply as a team of 2-4 teachers from different subject areas at the same school. This opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. At each meeting, you will work with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students: This opportunity is open to current Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students. You will be assigned to a team of K-12 educators currently teaching in a school working on (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit based on your interest in the topic/theme/discipline of available projects.

To Apply (K-12 Educators): Submit your application by May 17. Accepted applications will be notified by May 21. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

To Apply (Teacher Education students): Register here. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

Thursday, June 24

12:00 pm Workshop
Demystifying Diplomatic Communication in Early Modern Russia
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
See Details

Among the abundant paperwork of 17th century Posol'skii prikaz, there were two main forms of record-keeping known as posol'skie knigi and stolptsy, which stand out due to their functionality. Apart from the sheer linguistic complexity, the records were bound together in leather-bound books consisting of dozens, if not hundreds, documents of the distinct genres related to diplomacy communications. Yet beneath this complexity lies a world of diplomatic contact and transregional connectivity. This workshop will offer a practical crash course for how to make sense of this challenging source base.

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
Advanced Russian

INSTRUCTOR
Ulfat Abdurasulov
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Iranian Studies
Austrian Academy of Science

COLLABORATOR
James Pickett
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqd-qtrD4iHtCUxm1CTw27cd74QLt1_IUS

Friday, June 25

10:00 am Teacher Training
Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group for K-12 Educators
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA )
See Details

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Are you looking for an opportunity to have your students examine political, economic, social, cultural, ecological questions from multiple lenses? Then this is a great chance to draw on the expertise of your colleagues, collaborate (and model collaborative learning for your students!), and produce a truly unique and inspired lesson plan. At the University Center for International Studies, we are excited to offer you the space and resources in this paid opportunity to do such work!

Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

What K-12 educators will receive:

· Time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson.

· Act 48 credit hours and a $300 stipend.

· A mini-grant (up to $200) for your team to purchase curricular materials to teach your new lesson/unit.

What Pitt’s Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students will receive:

· An opportunity to observe and contribute to (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit.

· Tuition remission for a 1-credit course during the Summer I term is available upon request.

Logistics:

Workshop Dates: June 21, 23, 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:30pm), and new content must be taught in the 2021-2022 academic year. *Attendance at all sessions is required.

Working Group for K-12 educators: Apply as a team of 2-4 teachers from different subject areas at the same school. This opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. At each meeting, you will work with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students: This opportunity is open to current Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students. You will be assigned to a team of K-12 educators currently teaching in a school working on (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit based on your interest in the topic/theme/discipline of available projects.

To Apply (K-12 Educators): Submit your application by May 17. Accepted applications will be notified by May 21. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

To Apply (Teacher Education students): Register here. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.

Sunday, June 27 until Saturday, July 3

(All day) Teacher Training--Area Studies
Brussels Study Tour (2021 Cohort)
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence