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Spring 2019 | January 27 - February 2 View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

#MeToo and Academia: Part 2

February 13, 12pm
210 Levis Faculty Center

Events This Week

Doha Dames, Muscat Men: Reflections from a Teacher Study tour to Qatar and Oman

January 29, 12pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building


 Bow Tie & Friends Art Tour: Art showcase on the 16 undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islanders

January 29, 5pm 
Asian American Cultural Center

Bo Daraphant, or “Bo Thai,” is an artivist who is advocating the rights of the undocumented Asian American & Pacific Islander. He works through art, storytelling, and organizing to shatter the myth of the “model minority” AAPI immigrant and to foster healing and resilience among communities affected by immigration enforcement.


Audible Cosmology: Belfries, Minarets, and the Sounding of Ethnoreligious Sentiment in Post-2000 Bulgaria

January 31, 12pm
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center, Suite 200

Professor Buchanan’s paper concerns how the interface of the everyday and the cosmological in postsocialist Bulgaria is being sounded, heard, and enacted through cultural performance. 

Upcoming Events

Tracking an Extremely Infections Vector Borne Disease in the Indian Continent: The Case of Kyasanur Forest Disease

February 5, 12pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building


Cultural Heritage for the Future: Can UNESCO’s Convention to Safeguard the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Succeed?
February 7, 4pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

Dr. Frank Proschan is an anthropologist and folklorist. From the 1980s, he collaborated with colleagues in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia in research and capacity building on languages, folklore, ethnology and museums. He worked at UNESCO between 2006-2015, where he was involved in the global implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 


Persian Music Performance with Kayhan Kalhor and Ziya Tabassian
February 15, 7pm
Gregory Hall 

Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh, who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today’s music scene. 

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
January 31, 3:30-4:30pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (514 IUB)

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
February 1, 3-4pm 
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (514 IUB)

Bailey Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: February 15

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
Deadline: March 25

Temporary Lecturer Position, Department of Global Studies - UC Santa Barbara
Deadline: October 31

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)