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CGS Announcements

#MeToo and Academia: Part 2

February 13, 12pm
210 Levis Faculty Center


Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
June 10, 2019 - August 2, 2019


Events This Week

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. 

Upcoming Events

CLACS Lecture Series. "Agents Provocateurs, the Dead, and Apocryphal Propaganda in 1968 Mexico."

February 11, 3pm
101 International Studies Building

This lecture examines state repression in Mexico with particular attention to those students killed during the 1968 movement prior to the October 2 massacre at the Plaza of Tlatelolco. In the broader and comparative context of the Cold War era in Latin America, this repression included a sophisticated use of agents-provocateurs (“porros”) and apocryphal propaganda.


Thornton Miller, "Agency and Access: The Soviet Performance of British Contemporary Music during the Early Cold War"

February 12, 12pm
101 International Studies Building

This lecture focuses on the societal position of those musicians, which afforded them a considerable amount of agency. Moreover, this agency enabled them to circumvent the ideological, economic, and legal obstacles inherent in a cultural exchange during the Cold War, and to defend these performances from the Soviet Ministry of Culture’s interventions.


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. 


The University Library invites graduate students to participate in a re-visioning the Main Library building. Refreshments will be served. More information on their vision can be found here and more information on the project, including a FAQ, has been posted here. As they pursue the vision detailed above, they would like to engage members of our community in helping to shape the Main Library space. That includes graduate students, and they would like your input in helping to define the vision. 

If interested, please email Kim Matherly ( your first two choices.

· February 19, 10:00-11:00am, 106 Library

· February 19, 3:30-4:30pm, 106 Library

· February 20, 3:00-4:00pm, 106 Library

· February 21, 10:00-11:00am, 106 Library

· February 21, 2:00-3:00pm, 106 Library

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

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)