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Polish Film Screening: “Body”/“Cialo”

When: May 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Where: 5500 Manchaca Rd. Austin Public Library

Monthly Polish Film Screening: “Body” / “Cialo”  Body is an offbeat drama about three people: a coroner, his anorexic daughter, and her therapist who can communicate with the dead. Coroner Janusz (played by Janusz Gajos) considers himself a strong man;[…]


Play: Mayakovsky’s “The Bedbug,” performed by Dr. Alexandrova’s Russian Through Drama Class

When: May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Calhoun 100

The Bedbug by Vladimir Mayakovsky Directed by Dr. Marina Alexandrova Free and Open to the Public, but RSVP required In Russian with English Supertitles RSVP here Dr. Marina Alexandrova‘s fourth-year Russian Through Drama class will be performing The Bedbug, by Soviet playwright Vladimir Mayakovsky,[…]


Talk: Sakha Paper Presentation with Kari Andreev

When: May 3, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: BUR 480

You are cordially invited to a paper presentation by Kari Andreev, doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology and former CREEES MA student. Kari will be speaking on G. V. Ksenofontov, a prominent historian and ethnographer of the Sakha region[…]


Polish Cultural Association End of Year Party!

When: May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: PAR 208

 This semester PCA meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm in Parlin 208! Drop by to meet students interested in Polish culture!This is the last meeting of the year for the Polish Cultural Association and they will be[…]


Visual Representations of Race and Ethnicity Copy

When: April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: SAC 5.118

Since 2000, Spanish Civil Society organizations have been utilizing forensic techniques to recover the physical remains of the over 130,000 civilians disappeared during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil and 1939-1978 Franco dictatorship. Although these organizations follow strict international protocols for generating[…]


Visual Representations of Race and Ethnicity

When: April 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Harry Ransom Center

In conjunction with the exhibition “Vaudeville!,” Chair of the American Studies Department and Ransom Center Faculty Curator Steven Hoelscher leads a conversation about visual representations of race and ethnicity from the late nineteenth century to the present. Panelists include Jacqueline[…]


Turkish Movie Series: Kaygı/Inflame (2017)

When: April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: CAL 516

A psychological thriller set in contemporary Turkey, Inflame is a local story with a timely universal message about fake news and Orwellian manipulation of history.  The protagonist Hasret, a news channel employee, has been seeing the same nightmare for some time. Due[…]


Introduction to Interpreting Workshop

When: April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: CAL 516

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UT and the Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association (AATIA) are pleased to present this joint workshop for speakers of English and another language who aspire to work as community and/or medical interpreters.[…]


Erasing, Defacing, Replacing: The Coercion and Control of Things in Times of Change

When: April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Graduate School of Business Building (GSB) 2.124

  2018 Antiquities Action Symposium: We humans invest feelings in the things we make.  It stands to reason, then, that the deliberate act of suppressing, destroying, or altering things of cultural value is an inherently political and radically disruptive act. […]


The Spectacularity of Behemoth – With Dr. Choon-Leong Seow

When: April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: CLA 1.302B

Dr. Seow taught for over three decades at Princeton Theological Seminary, the last two as the Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature, with brief stints at Harvard, the Jewish Theological Seminaries, and at various institutions in[…]


Turkish Movie Series: Gora (2004)

When: March 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: CAL 516

This film recounts the story of aliens kidnapping the carpet-seller Arif to the planet G.O.R.A.  While Arif tries to find a way to get back to earth, he falls in love with Ceku, the princess. Arif saves the planet from[…]


The 2018 Africa Conference

When: March 30, 2018 all-day
Where: University Teaching Center

The 2018 Africa Conference will critically examine Africa’s political leadership and extant institutions vis-à-vis the continent’s history of underdevelopment, present challenges, and future trajectories within the global political economy. Scholars are invited to interrogate the nature and evolution of leadership[…]


Hijabi Monologues UT-Austin

When: March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium

The Hijabi Monologues uses the power of storytelling to create a space for the American Muslim women hijabi experience. It’s a space to breathe as they are; a space that does not claim to tell every story and speak for[…]


Polish Conversation Hour

When: March 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Burdine 231

  Practice your speaking and listening skills, learn more about culture and grammar, and meet fellow students of Polish. Sponsored by: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies More information: Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies


Russian Movie Night: “Peculiarities of Russian National Hunt”/”Особенности русской национальной охоты

When: April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: BUR 231

Join us for a unique cinematic experience, featuring Russian classics old and new! This week’s film is “Peculiarities of Russian National Hunt” presented by Nicholas Hemlock “Peculiarities of Russian National Hunt” is a comedy about a Finnish sociologist who gets[…]