University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Asian Studies Center, Contact: Shashank Srivastava, shashank.srivastava@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc

Center for Russian and East European Studies. Contact: Zsuzsanna Magdo, zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu
ucis.pitt.edu/crees

20 Apr 2022

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Whose France and Whither Europe? Macron v. Le Pen

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

This installment of Conversations on Europe is in collaboration with the Jean Monnet in the USA Network #JMintheUS

16 Mar 2022

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Reckoning with the Past III: Reparations to the Victims of Colonial Violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

For the 2021-22 academic year, the European Studies Center has announced its annual programmatic theme: “Recovering Europe.” Many of this year’s virtual roundtables will speak to this theme. In the Fall semester, sessions will explore economic and public health issues related to Europe’s recovery from the pandemic. In the Spring semester, sessions will consider different, and often uneven, attempts to reckon with and recover from the enduring legacies of European colonialism. The series will be bookended by sessions devoted to important elections impacting Europe.

16 Feb 2022

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Reckoning with the Past II: Decolonizing European Museums

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

This installment of Conversations on Europe is a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Roundtable.

02 Jun 2022

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MasterClass on Eurasia: Working With Soviet Images

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:30pm
Online

Using the case of Soviet visual culture, this masterclass asks how scholars from various disciplines can productively engage with images. Which analytical tools are available? What is the relationship between text and image? Was Stalinist culture logocentric, was it, in other words, dominated by one category of signs? What kinds of logic become operative with visual signs, is there such a thing as an irreducible visuality - is "a picture worth a thousand words"? We will examine a variety of images, ranging from newspaper photographs to agitprop posters to easel paintings.

25 Mar 2022

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MasterClass on Eurasia: Oral History as a Neglected Methodology in Eurasian History

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

1991 ushered in the so-called "archival revolution," allowing scholars if Russia and Central Asia to access written sources that had been inaccessible to international scholars. The end of the Cold War also allowed first-hand engagement with people living throughout Eurasia. however, this paradigm shift has not been matched by methodological reflection on how best to combine oral history with more traditional methods.

25 Jan 2022

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MasterClass on Eurasia: Anthologies as Early Modern Archives of Social History

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

Assembling diverse materials ranging from poetry to stories, wills, personal and model letters, manuals, and other miscellanea, majmu'as or anthologies offer fresh insights for writing the history of the early modern Persianate world. Often produced outside the state and religious institutions, they provide a distinct vantage point to the social and cultural history of the communities that produced them.

09 Feb 2022

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Book Talk: The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online

What we are witnessing in the post-9/11 era is a type and degree of profiling and targeting of Muslims that more closely resembles racial discrimination historically experienced by African American, Native American, and Asian American communities (of all faiths). Hence Muslims are being treated as a race, and more specifically a suspect race, rather than as a religious minority to be protected from persecution.

21 Jan 2022

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Muslim Futurism: Definitions, Explorations, and Future Directions

Friday, January 21, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, January 23, 2022 (All day)
Online

This conference aims to: define Muslim Futurism as an idea, aesthetic, and framework. Explore the potential, reach, and intersection of Muslim futurism(s) in imagining a Muslim future. Provide and develop ways to expand our knowledge on Muslim futures. Be simultaneously rigorous and accessible to a broad audience.

*promoted by the university of pittsburgh*

23 Dec 2021

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