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April 2018

Spektakl 2018

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"The Slavic “Spektakl'!” was born more than fifteen years ago as a way to celebrate both the students’ success and the end of the academic year! Spektakl’ 18 is bringing together students of Russian, Czech, Polish, and Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian languages and a diverse audience from the UNC campus and the community. Everyone is welcome to join us on April 19th @ 6 PM in Dey Hall Toy Lounge!" View poster here.

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Building a Distinctive Career with Languages

April 20 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

Jason Schenker graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Master's in Germanic Languages and Literature in 2001. His professional career has included investment banking in Charlotte, consulting at McKinsey in Germany, and entrepreneurship in Texas. Jason has been ranked #1 in the world by Bloomberg News for his forecasts of the Euro, the Pound, the Swiss Franc, and the Russian Ruble. He advises the European Central Bank, NATO, the Federal Reserve, and dozens of public and private companies. He is the author of multiple books, including Jobs for Robots, and his work has frequently appeared in the press, including in the Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, Der Spiegel, and The Wall Street Journal. He has been a guest host of Bloomberg Television, a frequent guest on CNBC, and he has even given television interviews in German for NTV and Bloomberg Germany. For almost 15 years, he has attended OPEC meetings in Vienna. View poster here.

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April 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

A weekly casual meeting in room 413 of Dey Hall. All people wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Попойка is held every Friday from 3:30 until 4:30pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact Natasha Chernysheva. View the poster here.

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German Club Conversation Hour

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

Conversation Hour: Fridays at 5:00pm at Linda’s Bar & Grill except on the first Friday of every month, when it will be held at TRU Deli & Wine Bar. Look for the German flag!

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Black Feminism and Afro-German, Afrofuturist Theater

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Beginning German Group

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 2, 2018

The UNC German Club is now hosting Beginning German Group. This is in addition to our regular Friday conversation hours and is geared towards those just beginning to learn German who would benefit from having a more learning geared experience.No German experience is necessary. It will take place on Mondays at 5:30 in the 4th Floor Dey Reading Room. The meetings are intended to deal more with conversational German, though what is actually discussed and learned will reflect the interests and skills of those who attend regularly.

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Book Talk: The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Though it is one of the most dramatic consequences of Stalinist modernization, the story of the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, which led to the death of 1.5 million people and transformed a territory the size of continental Europe, has long remained hidden from view. Prof. Cameron’s talk will examine this largely unknown history, revealing the famine’s devastating consequences for Kazakh society. She will also consider how the case of the Kazakh famine should alter our understanding of violence, modernization and nation-making under Stalin.   Sarah Cameron is an assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland-College Park, where she teaches courses on Soviet history and modern Central Asian history. Her book, The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press in December 2018. This event is part of the newly launched Central Asia Working Group, supported by the UNC Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

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April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

A weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome! Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00pm in the German department Reading Room: Dey 413. Come join us! For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. View poster here.

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Carolina Seminar: Elizabethan “Intermezzo”: Shaping the Russian Empire in the Mid-18th Century

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Unlike Peter I and Catherine II, Empress Elizabeth (r. 1741-61) is not known for her imperial strategy. Yet, her reign witnessed important developments in all of the empire’s border regions, from the annexation of a piece of Finland as a result of the Treaty of Åbo (1743) to the encounter with the Bashkirs, linked to intensive industrial development in the Urals. This paper will attempt an overview of Elizabeth’s empire, both from the perspective of key issues in the border areas and from that of imperial policy. Crucial processes and decisions include the integration of the Baltic region, the reaffirmation of the Ukrainian hetmanate and establishment of New Serbia, and the economically motivated southward push in the Urals. What were the policy perspectives of statesmen and Elizabeth’s primary advisers, Alexei Bestuzhev-Riumin and Petr Shuvalov? Sources include imperial legislation, publications by officials on the ground, and reports of scientific travelers. To request a copy of the paper, please email Dr. Eren Tasar. Catherine Evtuhov is a professor of history at Columbia University. She specializes in the history of Russia, primarily in the imperial period. Her interests include the history of Russian thought in European context, material culture and local history, and the history of the Black Sea region and Russian-Ottoman relations. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of a number of books, including A History of Russia: Peoples, Legends, Events, Forces and The Cross and the Sickle: Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy, 1890-1920. The Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Program, the UNC Department of History, and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Please note that the participants will give an overview of their projects, but will not read a formal paper. Instead, papers or book…

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Last Day of Class Celebration

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On Friday, April 27, we would like to invite you to help us close out this spring semester. We will meet in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall starting at 1 PM and concluding at around 2:30 PM. We will recognize our graduating seniors in GSLL induct our new German Delta Phi Alpha members award the Siegfried Mews Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in German listen to a brief presentation by Henry Wrobel on the WWI diaries of Arno Wegel and honor the memory of Jonathan Hess. Coffee and pastries will be served.

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