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March 2017

Europe Week 2017

March 27 - April 7

AN EXPLORATION OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPE'S PEOPLE, PLACES, AND POLITICS | MARCH 27 - APRIL 7, 2017 Save the date for Europe Week 2017 at Carolina! An initiative of the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, this two-week series of events will bring students, academics, and community members together to examine, eat, drink, debate, and share knowledge on contemporary Europe, a multifaceted, diverse and complex continent. Films, panels and more will spark discussions on current issues from the state of the transatlantic relationship to the refugee and migrant crisis, as well as showcase student and community ties to Europe and European culture. All events will be free and open to the public. For information on last year's Europe Week, view the flyer here. Funded in part by generous grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union.

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Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma

March 31 - April 2

The UNC Department of Music, along with its co-sponsors, cordially invites you to join us for the conference “Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma” on Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. The conference papers and performances address the question: What is it to perform commemoration? Many scholars over the past few decades have attended to the performative dimension of commemorative activity—through such critical lenses as national and transnational cultures, the transfer of social memory, and the relation between individual and collective expression in music. In this conference, we ask what it is to think of commemoration as a performed mode of remembrance, and how the commemorative mode serves the ends of socialization and public power. We convene a conference to discuss the role of music in the performance of commemoration, in order to understand how diverse states, governments, organizations, communities, and individuals across the globe deploy the specter of trauma for public, private, or political ends. By so doing, we aim to trace out theoretical territory for performance in the study of memory, reenactment, and commemoration. The events are free and open to the public and will be held on campus in Person Recital Hall. The schedule is as follows: CONCERT: Friday, March 31, 7:30–9:00pm William S. Newman Artists Series concert, featuring music by Debussy, Dessau, Kon, Prokofiev, Reger, Stravinsky, and Ullmann CONFERENCE: Saturday, April 1, 9:15am–6:30pm “Performing Commemoration” academic panels Keynote address at 5:00pm by Vanessa Agnew, “Earwitness: Sonic Reenactments of the Holocaust” CONFERENCE: Sunday, April 2, 9:00am–12:45pm “Performing Commemoration” academic panel + concluding remarks CONCERT: Sunday, April 2, 2:30–4:00pm Talking Music Series concert, featuring original compositions by UNC faculty composers Allen Anderson and Stefan Litwin and Janice Misurell (School…

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“Попойка!” – Russian Conversation Hour

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 28, 2017

Students of all levels are welcome to join us for practicing Russian, tea and cookies, and making new friends! We meet every Friday at 3.00-4.00 pm in Dey 413! View poster here. GSLL Sponsored

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German Club Meeting

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Want to improve your German conversation skills, keep yourself from getting rusty, or just hang out with like-minded German enthusiasts? Then German Conversation Hour is for you! We get together once a week to speak German in an informal setting. All levels are welcome! When: every Friday at 5 PM Where: either at Linda’s or Tru, which are both right off of campus. We update our Facebook page and send out emails each week to specify exactly where we will be. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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William S. Newman Artists Series Concert

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program Program curated by Michael A. Figueroa Jeanne Fischer, soprano “Glust zich mir veynen,” Henoch Kon (text by H.N. Bialik) Stefan Litwin, piano Berceuse héroïque, L. 132 (1914), Claude Debussy “Fughette über das Deustchlandlied” (1915), Max Reger “Souvenir d’une marche boche” (1915), Igor Stravinsky Guernica (1937), Paul Dessau Clara Yang, piano Piano Sonata no. 7: II-III, op. 83 (1939–42), Sergei Prokofiev Christine Wilkie Bohlman, piano, and Philip V. Bohlman, narrator Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christophe Rilke (1944), Viktor Ullmann

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April 2017

German Language Lunch

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 3, 2017 at 12:00pm

Featuring Inga Pollman, Assistant Professor in German Interested in polishing or refreshing your German language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in German. All participants will receive a short German-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot! The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Refunds must be requested by 12pm, 3 days before the program. All refunds will be subject to a $3 administrative fee. To register for a Language Lunch, click here or call us at 919.962.1544

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The Thought of Sigmund Freud – Professor Wolff

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 18, 2017

Four lectures on The Thought of Sigmund Freud by: Professor Robert Paul Wolff Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Afro-American Studies The University of Massachusetts Amherst Mondays at 1 p.m. in Caldwell 213: March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17, 2017 The lectures are open to members of the UNC – CH community and presuppose no prior knowledge of Freud’s writings or legacy. The purpose of the lectures is to provide an introduction to the underlying methods, concepts, presuppositions, and results of Freud’s revolutionary work. The focus of the lectures will be on Freud’s central psychological theories, not on his cultural critique. View poster here.

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Kaffeestunde – German Conversation Hour

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 1, 2017

Practice your German over coffee and treats. All skill levels are welcome. View poster here.

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Russia and Turkey: Between Cooperation and Discord

April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Russia and Turkey: Between Cooperation and Discord Dimitar Bechev (CSEEES Fellow) Drawing on his forthcoming book entitled Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale University Press), CSEEES Fellow Dimitar Bechev will explore the complex political, security, and economic ties between Russia and Turkey. Starting from the early 1990s, the two former imperial rivals have developed a pragmatic relationship based on growing levels of interdependence in the area of energy as well as on converging foreign policy preferences. They have sought to minimize conflicts and frictions in the Black Sea region, the Balkans, and wider Eurasia. Strongmen in power, Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan, have invested in bilateral relations and managed the diplomatic crisis triggered by Moscow’s military intervention in Syria and the subsequent downing of a Russian jet in November 2015. This presentation will examine the sources, dynamics, and limits of the Turkish-Russian rapprochement along with its implications for the U.S. and Europe.

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