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March 2017

Reform Cinema in Iran: A Book Talk by Author Blake Atwood

March 26, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Blake Atwood of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his book Reform Cinema in Iran in a free public program at the Art Gallery in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union at UNC. A selection of recent additions to the UNC Library’s Persian collection will be on view during the program. Continue the celebration with the UNC Persian Cultural Society’s celebration of Nowruz, 5:30pm – 9:30pm in the Great Hall of the Student Union. For more information, please click here or…

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Global Projects Showcase Lunch

March 28, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided. This showcase will feature the following speaker and additional speakers TBD: – Jalyn McNeal, Global Studies major, Passport to Go! awardee and Foreign Language and Area Studies Award recipient…

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23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis

March 30, 2017 | 8:00 am - April 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

The Graduate Romance Association of the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would like to welcome professors, students, and independent scholars to the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies. Over the past twenty-two years, our conference has grown tremendously and is now one of the largest conferences in the country coordinated entirely by graduate students. Each year, professors and graduate students from all over the globe present papers on literature, film, and interdisciplinary topics in…

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Palestinian Culture Night at Hanes Art Auditorium

March 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

    Join Students for Justice in Palestine for a celebration of Palestinian culture that includes instrumentalist and filmmaker Sijal Nasralla, spoken- word artist Zaina Alsous, Emmy Award-winning poet Tariq Luthun, and a traditional Palestinian dance team (Dabkeh) headed by Sarena Triesh.   This event is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine. For more information, click here.   Hanes Art Auditorium, Room 121 UNC Chapel Hill

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Conference: “Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma”

March 31, 2017 | 8:00 am - April 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

At the heart of this project lies the question: What is it to perform commemoration? Many musicologists and ethnomusicologists 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…

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