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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

14 Jul 2018

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A Reverence For Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures Through the Arts

Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities

With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), City Lore, in collaboration with Poets House and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, presents A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for school educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in middle and high school education.The institute will examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in

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Curriculum Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom.

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Teachers of Critical Languages Program

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grant application for 2018-2019.

TCLP brings fully-funded Egyptian, Moroccan or Chinese teachers to K-12 schools across the U.S. to teach Arabic or Chinese language and culture for an academic year. Increase your students' access to these critical languages by applying today to host a TCLP teacher at your school!

31 Dec 2018

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Qatar Foundation International and the Middle East Outreach Council's Educator Book Program

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Qatar Foundation International, Middle East Outreach Council

As part of its overall mission to support the understanding and teaching of the Middle East as well as Arab society and culture in public and public charter K-12 schools in the United States, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC), is pleased to offer its Educator Book Program which will provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to obtain multiple classroom sets of books recognized by the MEOC Annual Book Awards.

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Urban Anthropology

Spring
2018-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Anthropology

ANTH 1755: This course seeks to examine cities, and city life, from various lenses: ethnographic, historical, and geographic. Through various studies of the growth and impact of cities, we will analyze changing infrastructures and technologies from/in/by urban life. Various worldwide contexts will uniform our conversations of greater urban living and an ongoing focus on the processes of urbanism in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai, Doha, Kuwait) threads through the course.

Course #: 
31613
Prerequisites: 
N/A
Region(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3

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Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Visual Culture in the Middle East

Spring
2018-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Anthropology

ANTH 1737:How are social media and visual technologies shaping new forms of identity, community, and politics in the Middle East? This course problematizes and analyzes the role of new media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, etc.) through an anthropological lens. We will adopt the lens of the smartphone and other internet enabled platforms to explore the stakes of this unique visual form of production, circulation, and storage of images and data.

Course #: 
31668
Prerequisites: 
N/A
Region(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3

30 Jun 2018

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Islamophobia Studies Summer Institute: Colonial Imaginaries and Orientalism

Sunday, July 1, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, July 14, 2018 (All day)
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
The Islamophobia Studies Center in Berkeley California

Please note, the application deadline is March 1st 2018. The application can be found here: https://iphobiacenter.org/france-application/

18 Jun 2018

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Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Granda, Spain
Sponsored By: 
The Center of Study for Mediterranean Dialogue

Please note the application deadline is February 1st, 2018. You can access the application here: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/application.php

Contact: 
CIT@dialogoglobal.com

09 Jan 2018

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Art in Context: Border Crossings

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Warhol Theater at The Warhol Museum
Sponsored By: 
The Andy Warhol Museum

Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Art in Context: Border Crossings will explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. In a complex and contentious era of border closures, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and isolationism, what role do artists play in maintaining the free exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries?

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