Week of June 6, 2021 in UCIS

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.