Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Sunday, October 24 until Tuesday, November 30
Please join us for a virtual event created by the Welsh, Scottish and Irish Rooms as they showcase unique aspects of their culture. Enjoy a brief Powerpoint presentation of each room and pre-recorded videos exclusively made for this event on each culture's history, art, music, poetry, dance and more?
Wednesday, October 27
This roundtable will discuss how the conflict in Myanmar has further spotlighted failures of the international law and relations systems, how technology and modern journalism
are challenging those failures, and what options exist for pursuing a path to peace in Myanmar. To register, click here.
Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!
Thinking toward a media archaeology of global popular music, this presentation will trace the contemporary circulation of “golden era” 1960s and 1970s "Cambodian Rock." The lecture seeks to contextualize and historicize revivals of pre-Khmer Rouge pop recordings through the mediated movements, dubs, and remixes of cassette tapes among North American independent labels and the activities of online archivists and heritage centers in present-day Cambodia, which helped to generate the documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, the play Cambodian Rock Band, and the Los Angeles based group Dengue Fever. Drawing from ethnographic interviews with contemporary preservationists and reissue labels in Cambodia, California, Oregon, and Massachusetts, the lecture considers the role of music in memories of genocide and war, the importance of physical materials in the global recognition of Southeast Asian history, and the ethical politics of media access in the transition to a digital archive.
David Novak is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2103) and co-editor of Keywords in Sound (2015). His current book project, Diggers: A Media Archaeology of Global Popular Music, theorizes musical globalization through networks of record and cassette collectors, labels, archives, and digital preservation projects.
To register, click here.
A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!
Join Hungarian Fulbright Visiting Professor Dr. Attila Kenyeres for a spooky evening to explore the myth and history behind famous vampires in Central Europe. Learn about state policies to contain vampirism in the Habsburg empire and ask how world press coverage of vampires influenced imaginaries of Central Europe while shaping our modern culture.
This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited. Please indicate your preferred method of attendance by registering.
Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcofuihrj4jGNFl4LoJUbFbMKje8HCUcEgv
This past June, the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh hosted the Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group, where teachers came together virtually to design an interdisciplinary global unit or lesson. They were provided time, space, and materials to gather with like-minded colleagues and collaborate on unique and inspired lesson plans across subject areas.
Join us over Zoom for virtual presentations from our working groups on their newly designed projects and the process they went through in designing their interdisciplinary lessons. If you are interested in participating in this workshop in the future, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more!
This showcase is open to all K-12 educators and administrators. No registration is required, please join at the following link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91931181262
Join the Spanish Club for an origami and poetry workshop à la Día de Los Muertos
A discussion-based introductory gathering for those interested in joining the new IR Club.