Week of January 23, 2022 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.

Monday, January 24

5:30 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Portuguese language practice at all levels. We will be meeting virtually on Mondays in January until January 31st.

Meeting ID: 940 1046 1344
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94010461344

Tuesday, January 25

6:00 pm Information Session
A South Asian-American Scholar's Writing on Indian Contributions to Contemporary Globalization, and Anti-Racist Pedagogy
Location:
Virtual Format - Zoom
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 and Global Studies Center
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Dr. Priya Sirohi discusses her career as professor, writer, researcher, and scholar of cultural rhetoric. Her research conducts case studies between the English East India Company and Mughal India, to illuminate the significance of Early Modern economics that continue to define contemporary globalization. She holds a doctorate from Purdue University with secondary concentrations in Public Rhetoric and Cultural Rhetoric

To Register:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtf-CspjwiEtxRiV3pytpt-Wsd4D48pZL5

Wednesday, January 26

1:30 pm Lecture
Racism and Anti-Blackness in U.S. foreign Policy toward Haiti From 1806 to Now
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Ford Institute for Human Security, Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University Center for International Studies, The Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (OEDI) and GSPIA Student Cabinet and Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)
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He will discuss the role racism has played in shaping U.S. Foreign policy toward Haiti, as well as the solidarity expressed by Haiti toward other Latin American countries (the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivar, and Mexico) to achieve their independences.

5:00 pm Lecture
Asia Pop: The Emergence and Transformation of Korean eSports Culture
Location:
online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Esports have grown exponentially all around the world in the past decade or so. More recently, the pandemic spurred future growth of the game industry and culture especially in East Asian society. The 2022 Asia Pop series—Gamified: Gaming Culture in East Asia starts on Wednesday January 26 at 5 pm EST. The virtual keynote lecture by Dr. Dal Yong Jin, Distinguished Professor at Simon Fraser University will focus on the emergence and transformation of Korean eSports culture from the perspective of the spectators. Register here.

Thursday, January 27

12:30 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte - French Conversation Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
2:00 pm Lecture
Virtual Lecture with Artist Sutapa Biswas
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of Studio Arts, Department of History of Art & Architecture and Film & Media Studies
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Sutapa Biswas will be presenting about her work--the latest being a film titled Lumen--and the legacy of British colonialism in South Asia. Her work includes painting, drawing, film, video, and photography, and draws from art history, literature, and film. Andrew Nairne, the director of the University of Cambridge’s Kettle’s Yard, where Biswas currently has a major exhibition, described her art as “work(ing) through the intuitive, through the poetic, and through the personal.” Please join us online on Thursday January 27 at 2:00 pm EST for this virtual event. Register here

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
MEET EU Shorts and Festival Kick-Off Event
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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he Pittsburgh EU Film Festival 2022 kicks off with a virtual screening of our MEET EU Shorts. Audience members are encouraged to vote for their favorite short. The winner will be announced at the end of our festival.

More details, including the entire festival schedule can be found on our website: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/film-festival

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.

Saturday, January 29

1:00 pm Workshop/Teacher Training
Things Left Behind: Integrating Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Screenshot: Asia
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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is receiving increased focus in schools due to the pandemic. Participants in this free film screening and workshop for K-12 educators will learn about lessons based in the humanities that encourage reflection, empathy, and an understanding of others. Participants will be given access to Linda Hoaglund’s film, Things Left Behind, to view prior to the program. Things Left Behind confronts the tragedy of Hiroshima through the photographs of renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. Viewers travel with Ishiuchi to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial archive as she selects artifacts to photograph for her exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. Notably, this was the first major international art exhibition devoted to the atomic bomb. Ishiuchi’s large-scale images of clothing and objects left by those who perished in the explosion take the historical event and distill it to human proportions, enabling viewers to focus on a single person and the impact of their loss. Viewers experience the exhibition through the creation of the photos, the installation, display in Vancouver, and the attendee's reaction to the photographs.  

We welcome K-12 educators of all disciplines to join Dean David Kenley of Dakota State University and author of Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic and educators Kachina Leigh and Michele Weaver who have co-taught at Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, PA and currently teach art and psychology, respectively, to discuss how to bring this film into the classroom. Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund will also be joining us to discuss the making of Things Left Behind and answer questions. All participants will be given a copy of the film as well as have access to a series of lessons appropriate to teachers of art, history, and literature as well as ideas on how to bring this film into other courses of study.  

Links to the film online will also be sent to registered participants two weeks in advance, and you will be asked to watch the film prior to the workshop. Participants in the January 29 workshop will receive a complimentary DVD of the film after the workshop.

3:00 pm Film
Charlatan (Šarlatán) - Saturday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and 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 Union Center of Excellence
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The film is inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth, whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland | Czech language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78054

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.

5:00 pm Film
Hammamet - Saturday
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 Union Center of Excellence
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The last year in the life of Bettino Craxi, as told by Gianni Amelio. An undisputed protagonist of international politics and, until recently, revered in Italy, Bettino Craxi is now in Hammamet, far from his homeland. Overwhelmed by the populist surge that toppled the formerly governing democratic parties which rose to power during the first fifty years of the Italian Republic, and caught up in a series of judicial inquiries, President Craxi can no longer return to his homeland as a free man. A master at commanding respect in the political arena, Craxi is also surrounded by opportunists; he is down but not out; and he is left to fend for himself in a home on a hill, where he lives out his final months like a caged beast. HAMMAMET is also the touching story of a father and a daughter, Anita, who stands by his side after everyone else has fled. Craxi is ill and in dire need of life-saving treatment. Anita goes to lengths that only the greatest love can justify as she struggles to make her father relent and set aside his ideas at least at this crucial time in his life; he must agree to return to Italy to be treated, at the cost of losing a freedom he believes he deserves. The conflict between his ideas and his familial love – between political motivations and those of the man – will be fierce and, eventually, fatal.

Directed by Gianni Amelio

Italy | Italian language with English subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78058

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
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn - Saturday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and 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 Union Center of Excellence
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Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humor and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

Directed by Radu Jude

Romania | Romanian language with English subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78062

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.