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
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Register here.

Saturday, January 15 until Friday, January 28

(All day) Film
Virtual Film Screening of Things Left Behind
Location:
Online via Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Screenshot: Asia
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Starting January 15 see Linda Hoaglund’s mediation on art and its place in memory and history. The film will be available January 15-29. Screening is free but viewers must register to get the link.

Hoaglund’s "Things Left Behind" explores the transformative power of the first major international art exhibit devoted to the atomic bomb. The exhibition, at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, featured large-format color photographs of clothing once worn by those who perished, taken by renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. The film weaves together visitor responses to the exhibition with interviews that feature Ishiuchi to create a cinematic reverie about art's potential to recast historical memory.

Sponsored by SCREENSHOT: Asia, University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center, and University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Friday, January 28

2:00 pm Lecture
Living Intersectionality in Academia: Emerging Scholars
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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This session features emerging scholars who inhabit marginalized identity positions, including scholars with non-normative genders and sexualities, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants and international students. Join us to understand the ways in which marginalized identities fundamentally shape the academic experience and explore how othering works within universities and in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES). While emphasizing the inherent intersectionality of identity positions, this session introduces the broad matrix of ways in which emerging scholars in SEEES navigate their particular locations as underrepresented subjects.

MODERATOR:
Emily Couch, PEN America

PRESENTERS:
Kellan Baker, Whitman-Walker Institute
Nadja Greku, Central European University
Christy Monet, University of Chicago
Raushan Zhandayeva, George Washington University

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus-spring-2022

This session is part of the series "Intersectionality in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice, and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." Class, ethnicity and race, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, and other identity markers interweave to produce inequality differently in Eastern Europe and Eurasia than in the Americas or Western Europe. Yet, it is these very differences that provide a rich ground for intellectual conversations in our field.

SPONSORS:
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

3:30 pm Lecture
Study Abroad & Disability Inclusion: Ensuring Access for All Students
Location:
Zoom
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Topics include:
Disability-related accommodations
Recruitment and advising
Funding Considerations
Case Scenarios
Discussion leader: Monica Malhotra (Program Manager, National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange)
Mobility International USA (MIUSA); www.miusa.org

Please note: we want to create an accessible experience for people with disabilities. Will you need any disability-related accommodations to participate in this webinar (e.g. captions/CART, American Sign Language interpreting, etc.)? If so, please reach out to Taylor Pipkin (tlp66@pitt.edu).

5:30 pm Film
Diamantino - Friday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill European Union Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.

Directed by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt

Portugal, France, Brazil | Portuguese language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets Here: https://trustarts.org/production/78039

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

8:00 pm Film
Les Parfums (Perfumes) - Friday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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The film, directed by Gregory Magne, tells the story of Anne Walberg, a celebrity in the world of fragrance, whose professional success has turned her into a quick-tempered diva. Guillaume, her new chauffeur who is freshly divorced, is the only person who is unafraid of her.

Directed by Grégory Magne

France | French language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78050

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.