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April 2022


April 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This event is part of Europe Week 2022. Join representatives from units across campus in the Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center to learn about opportunities for European careers, study abroad, research, and more at UNC and in Europe! Co-Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum, the Russian Flagship Program, the Office for Undergraduate Research, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Romance Studies, the Study Abroad Office, the Office for Distinguished Scholarships, and the UNC…

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Vance Byrd: The Allied Bombing Raids in Dresden and Panoramic Representation

April 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom Meeting URL: The NCGS  graduate assistants KEVIN HOEPER ( and KENNETH ALARCÓN NEGY  (  will take care of the  technology of the Zoom Seminar. Please contact them if you have any questions or trouble.   For our NCGS Online Seminars Etiquette click here.

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Pysanky Workshop

Take a study break with the Russian Flagship Program and learn how to make beautiful Ukranian easter eggs from home! In this session just a few days before Orthodox Easter, you will learn about the wide range of traditional Ukrainian folk art designs and their history and get the chance to create your own psyanky egg.

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Studying Russian to-Break the Ice

April 19 @ 6:00 pm

UNC alumna Lisa Dickey (Russian Language and Literature, ’88) will discuss the importance of language study as a means of facilitating cross-cultural communication — whether in times of peace or in times of strife. Dickey will share how her experiences studying Russian and traveling across Russia prepared her for her writing career and shaped her perspective on the country and its people.

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GSLL End of Semester Celebration

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Alyosha Stupin, Putin’s Peter Pen:

April 25 @ 6:00 pm

Alyosha Stupin is a seven-year-old Russian boy from Reutov, near Moscow, and he likes to draw. Alyosha’s drawings capture the pride and joy the adults around him take in Russia’s national leader President Putin and his quest to restore the Soviet Empire, the Russian World, or both. The urchin’s drawings became so popular in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea that his “daddy,” the jurist-turned-artist Igor Ponochevny had to flee Russia as a political refugee after a series…

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April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 4:00 pm

This year’s Czech and Slovak Workshop has relied on generous funding from the Center for European Studies; the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; the Department of History; the College of Arts and Sciences; the North Carolina Germans Studies series; the Czechoslovak Studies Association; and Vice Provost’s Office for Global Affairs. All events will take place in Toy Lounge, on the top floor of Dey Hall, UNC Campus. Please note that, except for the talks given by Pieter…

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April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Zoom conversation with Zuzana Schrieberová, director, Multicultural Center Prague Register here to participate. Since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, at least 240,000 Ukrainians have fled to the Czech Republic. What has this development meant for Czech society? What role has disinformation played in these developments?  How has the recent arrival of refugees changed perceptions of Ukrainians from sources of cheap labors to war heroes? What is the future of this unprecedented solidarity for Ukrainians in the Czech Republic, especially given…

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Learning to Forget Empire: Habsburg Central Europe’s Global and Imperial Pasts

April 29 @ 5:00 pm

Pieter Judson, Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century History, European University Institute  Global history has come late to Habsburg Central Europe, and when it has, it often tends to bypass the Habsburg Empire and its successor states. The newest nationalism that currently permeates politics, governmental policies, and official history writing may highlight some global histories, but it often does so in nationalist terms, while denying that the same national societies played roles as active agents in constructing, maintaining, and reforming empire. The lecture…

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May 2022

Commencement 2022

May 8 @ 1:00 pm
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