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  • Joseph Hellweg (Florida State University): Singing the Hunters' Qur'an: Dozo Music, Literacy, and Apostasy in the Songs of Dramane Coulibaly (Northwestern Côte d'Ivoire)

    04:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m
    02-23-2017
    GISB 1100

    Professor Hellweg's visit is principally sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program and co-sponsored by the African Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology. Abstract: In the 1990s, singer Dramane Coulibaly sang the praises of initiated dozo hunters in the majority Muslim region of Northwestern Côte d'Ivoire. He provocatively called the harp that accompanied him, "the dozos' Qur'an," challenging the textual bias of Islamic Studies and throwing down a gauntlet to Salafi Muslims who condemn dozos as apostates for the sacrifices they make to their patron spirit, Manimory. This talk explores how the dozo funeral performances Dramane led with his songs entextualized his words without writing and edified the lives of Muslim dozos without Arabic, undermining staid distinctions between orality and literacy and between folk and erudite Islam.

    Contact : Islamic Studies

    Contact Email : islmprog@indiana.edu

  • IU Cinema Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series: Ana Lily Amirpour

    03:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m
    02-24-2017
    IU Cinema, located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. We are located at the East end of the IU Auditorium building. Our main entrance is on the North side, facing the Wells Library.

    Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour is an Iranian-American director, writer, producer, and actor who is most known for her feature-film debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, an “Iranian vampire spaghetti western” that rocked the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Born in England and settled in Bakersfield, Calif., she attended art school at San Francisco State University and graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Amirpour has been making films since she was 12 years old: “I make films to make friends,” “It’s just me, lonely, trying to figure out how to be a human being.” Her second feature, The Bad Batch, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. The “post-apocalyptic cannibal love story,” as she describes it, is “Road Warrior meets Pretty in Pink with a dope soundtrack” and opens in 2017.

    Contact : Jessica Tagg

    Contact Email : iucinema@indiana.edu

  • Dutch Coffee Hour

    04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m
    02-27-2017
    Germanic Studies Lounge

    Practice your Dutch over a cup of coffee.

    Contact :

    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Soyuz 2017 Symposium: Keynote Speech Christina Schwenkel

    06:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m
    03-03-2017
    GISB Auditorium

    This talk argues for the development of a more rigorous transnational methodology that rethinks the tendency toward ‘methodological nationalism’ often found in research on postsocialism. It does so by calling for an expansion of the study of former socialist countries to also include the dynamic Cold War relationships between the so-called second and third world, between socialist Europe and postcolonial nation-states in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Talk by Christina Schwenkel, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Program in Southeast Asian Studies at University of California Riverside Sponsored by: The Institute for European Studies, The Pan Asian Institute, and The Southeast Asian Studies Program

    Contact :

    Contact Email : euroinst@indiana.edu

  • US and Mexico: Cartels, Cops, and Trade during the Trump Administration

    04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m
    03-03-2017
    GISB 1060

    Join the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) as we highlight Vanda Felbab-Brown for our Spring 2017 Security Speakers Series. Dr. Felbab-Brown currently serves as the Senior Fellow of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She is also the director of the Brookings project “Improving Global Drug Policy: Comparative Perspectives and UNGASS 2016” and co-director of another Brookings project, “Reconstituting Local Orders.” Her lecture, entitled "US and Mexico: Cartels, Cops, and Trade during the Trump Administration" will take place on Friday, March 3rd in the Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060. Dr. Felbab-Brown's remarks will begin at 4:30 pm and end promptly at 6:00 pm.

    Contact : Samantha von Ende

    Contact Email : svonende@indiana.edu

  • Performing Diverse Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture at the Crux of Ecological Change

    01:30 p.m. - 05:00 p.m
    03-03-2017
    IMU

    THREE DAY EVENT MARCH 3rd - 5th! The Diverse Environmentalisms Research Team (DERT) invites you to attend our inaugural symposium entitled "Performing Diverse Change." DERT is a collaboration of folklorists and ethnomusicologists conducting research on expressive culture and traditional practices as they inspire and ground environmental activism. This three-day symposium will explore new perspectives on the imperative issue of environmental change, by bringing together distinguished scholars concerned with the impact of shifting climate and environment on expressive culture and communities around the world. This event is free and open to all. Advance registration is suggested, as spaces are limited. To register now, visit: dert.eventbrite.com. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/DERTIndiana/

    Contact :

    Contact Email : folkethn@indiana.edu

  • Burke Lecture: Stanley Abe

    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m
    03-03-2017
    Fine Arts 102

    Professor Abe has published on Chinese Buddhist art, contemporary Chinese art, Asian American art, Abstract Expressionism, and the collecting of Chinese sculpture. He is now composing an account of how Chinese sculpture came into existence as a category of Fine Art during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among his publication are: A Freer Stela Reconsidered (Feer and Sackler 2002) and Ordinary Images (Chicago 2002).

    Contact :

    Contact Email : acburlin@indiana.edu

  • Dutch Guestspeaker: Alissa Crawford

    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m
    03-05-2017
    GA 1112

    Alissa Crawford - Historian and Miller

    Contact :

    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Muslims in the United States Military

    05:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m
    03-08-2017
    Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

    A lecture by Edward E. Curtis, Millenium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies from IUPUI who will discuss the long history of American Muslim service members who have defended their country from the War of 1812 to recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Book signing to follow immediately after the lecture Sponsored by the CSRES Seminar: Islam in the American Public Sphere, with support from the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Political Science, IU Veterans Support Services and Indiana University Press

    Contact : Prof. Asma Afsaruddin

    Contact Email : aafsarud@indiana.edu

  • Julieta, a film directed by Pedro Almodóvar

    03:00 p.m. - 04:40 p.m
    03-12-2017
    IU CINEMA

    Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía, and they both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan—Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. When Antía turns 18, she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter. Based on three short stories from Alice Munro’s 2004 book Runaway, Julieta is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, about guilt complexes, and about that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed. (2K DCP Presentation) These screenings are co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Institute for European Studies, the Iberoamerican Film Crew, and Grupo Ñ – IU Spanish Club.

    Contact :

    Contact Email : iucinema@indiana.edu

  • Dutch Movie Night: "Knielen op een bed violen"

    06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m
    03-20-2017
    TBD

    "The film tells the love story between Hans (Barry Atsma) and Margje (Noortje Herlaar) - sweethearts since school. Hans grows up in a strict religious environment, with a brutal father. He runs away from home at a young age and studies horticulture. After World War II, he starts a nursery in a village in the province of Gelderland. At first, he and Margje enjoy a happy family life and boundless love for one another. They also experience problems, however, with keeping the business going. One day, Hans meets Jozef Mieras (Marcel Hensema), who talks to him about God. After Hans hears God's voice in a vision, he becomes drawn ever deeper into his faith - a faith that will now determine the course of his life, and that of his family. The rifts between the different family members become greater and greater until Hans is completely in the grip of the religious sect. Yet Margje's unconditional love for him survives, in spite of all." -http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2496758/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

    Contact :

    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • World Politics in an Age of Entropy

    04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m
    03-24-2017
    GISB 1060

    Join the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) as we highlight Randall Schweller for our Spring 2017 Security Speakers Series. Dr. Schweller currently serves as a Professor of Political Science and a Social and Behavioral Sciences Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow at Ohio State University. His lecture, entitled "World Politics in an Age of Entropy" will take place on Friday, March 24th in the Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060. Dr. Schweller's remarks will begin at 4:30 pm and end promptly at 6:00 pm.

    Contact : Samantha von Ende

    Contact Email : svonende@indiana.edu

  • Pancakes and Game Night

    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m
    03-27-2017
    GA 3067

    Enjoy delicious Dutch "Pannenkoeken" (pancakes) and play Dutch games.

    Contact :

    Contact Email : jhaitjem@indiana.edu

  • Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance

    04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m
    03-31-2017
    GISB 1060

    Join the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) as we highlight Stephen Biddle for our Spring 2017 Security Speakers Series. Dr. Biddle currently serves as an adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Biddle was awarded the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2003 and again in 2006, and was presented with the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Public Service in Baghdad in 2007. His lecture, entitled "Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance" will take place on Friday, March 31st in the Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060. Dr. Biddle's remarks will begin at 4:30 pm and end promptly at 6:00 pm.

    Contact : Samantha von Ende

    Contact Email : svonende@indiana.edu

  • Burke Lecture: Stanley Abe

    04:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m
    03-31-2017

    Professor Abe has published on Chinese Buddhist art, contemporary Chinese art, Asian American art, Abstract Expressionism, and the collecting of Chinese sculpture. He is now composing an account of how Chinese sculpture came into existence as a category of Fine Art during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among his publication are: A Freer Stela Reconsidered (Feer and Sackler 2002) and Ordinary Images (Chicago 2002).

    Contact : Alexandra Burlingame

    Contact Email : acburlin@indiana.edu

  • The Here and Now: Incorporating Current Events into the Language Classroom

    02:00 a.m. - 04:30 p.m
    04-07-2017
    Fine Arts Buidling Room 102

    The IU Foreign Language Share Fair is a semi-annual event that encourages both graduate students and faculty to share inspiring ideas, useful teaching strategies, and new activities that can be widely applied in language classes. Our vision is to create and foster a true community of language educators through interdepartmental collaboration. We believe in the supporting power of networking and learning from peers, and it is our mission to provide a casual and welcoming environment for this unique and worthy cause •Meet Colleagues and other Language Instructors •Hear practical and proven suggestions you can use in the classroom •Get ideas from many different languages •Enjoy a variety of refreshments Keynote speaker is Frank Hess, Director of the Modern Greek Program, Institute for European Studies

    Contact :

    Contact Email : shfair@indiana.edu

  • Brian Edwards: "Trump, Twitter, Circulation: American Politics as Global Entertainment"

    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m
    04-20-2017
    GISB 3067

    The global circulation of Donald Trump’s political rhetoric ruptured the divide between American popular culture and US politics. This marks the postscript to the “American century,” during which the attractiveness of American culture had positive political benefits for the US. In the age of Trump, the US political system itself became a horrible form of global entertainment. Brian T. Edwards is Crown Professor in Middle East Studies, professor of English and American studies, and director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern. He is author of After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East (2016).

    Contact :

    Contact Email : emistern@indiana.edu