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?
Friday, October 29 until Wednesday, November 3
Come and learn about the Day of the Saints and how to set up an Alter/Ofrenda. The Alter/Ofrenda will be displayed in the Global Hub through November 3.
Everyone is welcome to bring photos of the dearly departed you wish to honor, along with ofrendas, mementos and artificial flowers to embellish the alter for those who are no longer among us.
The Alter/Ofrenda will be built by Lisa DiGioia Nutini, Owner of Mexico Lindo and Mexican Folk-Art Dealer.
Wednesday, November 3
Join Pitt’s World History Center on Wednesday November 3 at 12:00 pm for a virtual roundtable about peripheral, contested, and extractive geographies in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Empire, moderated by University of Pittsburgh professor Gregor Thum. The roundtable features: Ana Fumurescu (Graduate Student Fellow, World History Center), Ari Şekeryan (Research Affiliate, World History Center) and Ana Sekulić, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Postdoctoral Fellow.
The roundtable participants will discuss their current research and how it relates to Ottoman and post-Ottoman spaces. A discussion will follow about the concept of Ottoman/post-Ottoman space and the degree to which it is a useful concept to make sense of the space and its societies.
This event is part of a series titled "The Limits of Networks in World History: Peripheries and Beyond." Please see the attached PDF for more information about the series.
What made Soviet people "soviet"? This question has dogged scholars for decades. But one innovative approach to digging into the "soviet" of Soviet life is through material objects and spaces during the late socialist era. Soviet things influenced Soviet people's gender roles, habitual choices, social trajectories, and imaginary aspirations. And, in turn, Soviet people used objects to shape their sense of self as part of a global experience of modernity that went beyond communist propaganda. How did objects make Soviet people and society "Soviet"? This live interview with Alexey Golubev will ponder this elusive question.
Register via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dokkOr_GSTCXOf5nZPYfvg
Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!
Join the newest visiting lecturer from the Africana Studies Department, Dr. Gamby Camara, for a conversation about the links between the New Negro Movement of Harlem, the Négritude Movement of Paris, and today's authors and filmmakers of African descent, like Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, who use art and literature for social change.
A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!
Spanish conversation at all levels
The Great Exodus examines one of the least understood forced migrations in modern East Asia—the human exodus from China to Taiwan following the Nationalist collapse and Chinese Communist victory in 1949. Peeling back layers of Cold War ideological constructs on the subject, the book tells a very different story from the conventional historiography.
Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang (楊孟軒) is Associate Professor of East Asian History in Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dominic completed his PhD in Department of History, University of British Columbia (2012). He has been a recipient of multiple SSHRC awards (Canada) and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation grants, as well as the Taiwan Fellowship. His first book The Great Exodus from China won the Memory Studies Association First Book Award in 2020, and in 2021, was selected as a Finalist for the International Book Award in the category of History: General. For his research, Dominic also received University of Missouri Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award in 2020. To register, click here