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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Conference: Sepharad as Imagined Community: Language, Culture and Religion from the Early Modern Period to the 21st Century
scheduled for Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:30:00 CDT
This conference will examine the formation and development of Judeo-Spanish in the Eastern Mediterranean lands of the Ottoman Empire and the varied cultural and identity-related roles that several oral and written manifestations of this language played for centuries and continue to play in the present for its speakers. The conference is focused in its topic, Judeo-Spanish, but broad in the spectrum of disciplinary perspectives on the themes that we would like to bring together, including perspectives from diverse fields such as Linguistics, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Literary and Cultural Studies and Religious Studies. For more information, visit: http://www.sip.illinois.edu/sepharad/
Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): The Scottish Referendum: Results & Implications
scheduled for Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 CDT
More information TBA
The Great War Conversation Event for Undergraduates: Literature and War
scheduled for Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:00 CST
About: IPRH presents an undergraduate “Inside Scoop” Series event on “Literature and War,” with Jim Hicks, author of Lessons from Sarajevo and editor of the Massachusetts Review. Join us for an informal conversation with Professor Hicks, exploring how he was drawn to his subject, and how literature can illuminate our understanding of war. This session offers an opportunity for all interested undergraduates, no matter their majors, to share in the excitement of the great breadth of work done by humanities professors near you.  Pizza and, of course, ice cream (scoops!) will be served. For more information, please see www.iprh.illinois.edu, or contact iprh@illinois.eduBio: Jim Hicks is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has studied in France, lectured in Italy, and taught in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Fulbright Professor of English. He also directed an Educational Partnership Program with the University of Sarajevo as well as the American Studies Diploma Program -- a small, one-year graduate program for international students -- at Smith College. His book Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.

Past European Union Center Conferences