Workshop: Demystifying Diplomatic Communication in Early Modern Russia
- Ulfat Abdurasulov (Austrian Academy of Science)
- 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Among the abundant paperwork of 17th century Posol'skii prikaz, there were two main forms of record-keeping known as posol'skie knigi and stolptsy, which stand out due to their functionality. Apart from the sheer linguistic complexity, the records were bound together in leather-bound books consisting of dozens, if not hundreds, documents of the distinct genres related to diplomacy communications. Yet beneath this complexity lies a world of diplomatic contact and transregional connectivity. This workshop will offer a practical crash course for how to make sense of this challenging source base.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Iranian Studies
Austrian Academy of Science
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pittsburgh
REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqd-qtrD4iHtCUxm1CTw27cd74QLt1_IUS
Teacher Training: Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group for K-12 Educators
- David Tenorio, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, University of Pittsburgh
- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Virtual - Register Online!
Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Are you looking for an opportunity to have your students examine political, economic, social, cultural, ecological questions from multiple lenses? Then this is a great chance to draw on the expertise of your colleagues, collaborate (and model collaborative learning for your students!), and produce a truly unique and inspired lesson plan. At the University Center for International Studies, we are excited to offer you the space and resources in this paid opportunity to do such work!
Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!
What K-12 educators will receive:
· Time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson.
· Act 48 credit hours and a $300 stipend.
· A mini-grant (up to $200) for your team to purchase curricular materials to teach your new lesson/unit.
What Pitt’s Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students will receive:
· An opportunity to observe and contribute to (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit.
· Tuition remission for a 1-credit course during the Summer I term is available upon request.
Workshop Dates: June 21, 23, 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:30pm), and new content must be taught in the 2021-2022 academic year. *Attendance at all sessions is required.
Working Group for K-12 educators: Apply as a team of 2-4 teachers from different subject areas at the same school. This opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. At each meeting, you will work with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.
Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students: This opportunity is open to current Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students. You will be assigned to a team of K-12 educators currently teaching in a school working on (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit based on your interest in the topic/theme/discipline of available projects.
To Apply (K-12 Educators): Submit your application by May 17. Accepted applications will be notified by May 21. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.
To Apply (Teacher Education students): Register here. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.
Festival: 40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival
- 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- WESLEY POSVAR HALL GALLERIA
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh has celebrated Latin American and Caribbean cultures with a full-day festival on our Oakland campus since 1979. On Saturday, October 2, 2021, we will celebrate the 40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival!
The event features well-known Latin American musicians, authentic artists and craft makers, delicious Latin American and Caribbean cuisine, traditional dance performances, and activities for children. Admission is free! The festival is the largest gathering of the Latin American and Latinx communities in Western Pennsylvania, attracting more than 3,000 students, community members, and local businesses.
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