CESC Lecture Series: Devin DeWeese

The Central Eurasian Studies Committee Lecture Series Presents: 

Islamization and the Boundaries of the Umma:
Tales from the Religious Frontiers of Central Asia in the
14th and 15th Centuries

by Devin DeWeese
Professor of Central Eurasian Studies, 
Indiana University, Bloomington

4pm, Friday, November 15
, 2013 
Stuart 105
5835 S Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60637

Reception to follow

Sponsored by CESC, CEERES, CIS

Upcoming CESC Lectures include:
January 31, Thomas Barfield (Boston University)
February 21, Vera Tolz-Zilitinkevic (University of Manchester)
March 7, Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan)
April 18, Peter Perdue (Yale University)
May 9, Isenbike Togan (Middle East Technical University, emerita)

CESC Lecture Series presents Marianne Kamp

THE CENTRAL EurASIAN STUDIES Committee Lecture Series PRESENTS:

“Sharia, Socialism, and Rights: the 1917 Debate in the Muslim Women’s Association, Kazan”

by Marianne Kamp, Associate Professor of History, Univeristy of Wyoming

Marianne Kamp

4:00pm, Friday, May 24, 2013
Stuart 102

8535 S Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Reception to follow

Sponsored by CESC, CASS, CEERES, CMES, CIS

CESC Lecture Series: The Black Death and Religiosity in the Muslim Turkic World (14th-15th Centuries)

The Central Eurasian Studies Committee Lecture Series Presents: 

“The Black Death and Religiosity in the Muslim Turkic World (14th-15th Centuries)”

Uli Schamiloglu

by Uli Schamiloglu, Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison

4pm, Friday, May 17, 2013 
Stuart 102

5835 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
 
Reception to follow

Sponsored by CESC, CASS, CEERES, CMES, CIS
This event is free and open to the public.  For special assistance, please contact August Samie at augustsamie [at] uchicago.edu

Related Lecture: Censorship in Russia, by Marianna Tax Choldin

 The Library Society Speaker Series presents:

Censorship and Omnicensorship:  Controlling the Text in Russia

By Marianna Tax Choldin, Mortenson Distinguished Professor Emerita for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL

Government control of expression has always been strong in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, reaching new highs (or lows) during the Soviet period. In the last years of the Soviet Union and the first years of post-Soviet Russia, censorship seemed to disappear, but now there is no doubt that it is on the rise again. Professor Choldin has spent nearly 40 years studying censorship in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. She will describe the themes and techniques of imperial and Soviet censorship, illustrating their similarities and differences, and will share with us some of her adventures while conducting her research.

5:00 pm Exhibition Tour (Recipes for Domesticity: Cookery, Household Management, and the Notion of Expertise)
5:45 pm Lecture
6:45 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner, by reservation only

The Lecture is free and open to the public.  However, you RSVP is requested no later than Thursday, May 2, 2013. For further details or assistance, please call Barbara Palmer-Bostick at 773.702.7695