Past Events

TAPSA Talk - Charu Kulkarni

Dates: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

Kathakali Lecture/Demonstration

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Reynolds Club 3rd Floor FXK Theatre

Gulabi Gang - Documentary Film Screening

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

South Asia Seminar - Kaley Mason "Enterprising Performers, Worldly Ethnopreneurs: Ritual Artistry out of Hereditary Servitude in Malabar"

Kerala is one of India’s premiere destinations for leisure travelers. Aggressively promoted as “God’s Own Country” since the early 1990s, the state’s robust tourism industry has benetted from an educated workforce, tropical scenery, Ayurvedic treatment facilities, and distinctive performing arts, including classical dance-dramas like Kathakali and visually stunning rituals like eyyam in Malabar. While many studies have examined touristic encounters with stationary hosts, few have explored the mobility of the “toured.” In this paper I trace the passage of Malayan eyyam spirit-medium performers from ritual servants in communities of worship, to artists on proscenium stages in destination branding strategies of corporate Kerala. Drawing on conversations with diverse actors in the industry, including a double-reed player and his high-caste impresario, I examine how global tourism opened new avenues for cultural mobility, as well as how subaltern performers adapted their craft accordingly. At the same time, I also reect on the ways in which these avenues were contingent on ethnicizing caste identity and forging inter-caste alliances, strategies that would appear to run against the grain of socialist Kerala’s sublimation of caste in favor of class.

Dates: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

Energy & the Global Environment

18 CPDUs
Only $125 for all three days
Breakfast and lunch included

The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 17th

This comprehensive three-day professional development workshop incorporates perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts to examine how concerns over energy scarcity and energy sustainability can be translated into creative classroom instruction. Topics include:

Fracking and the future of energy • Sustainable design and the environment • A scientist's view on the history of energy • Teaching demos on steam and solar energy • The history and politics of oil in the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia • Resource extraction and indigenous rights in Latin America • Sustainable transportation in the developing world • And much more!

For more information, contact Andy Graan by phone (773-834-3852) or email (apgraan@uchicago.edu).

Dates: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (All day)
Logan Arts Center (915 E 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637)

Center in Beijing Workshop

Dates: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 8, 2014 (All day)

Teacher Appreciation Night

May is Teacher Appreciation Month!

FREE! RSVP Online at www.orientalinstitute.eventbrite.com

FREE PARKING in Lexington Lot after 4 p.m. (half a block south of the Oriental Institute Museum)

To express our appreciation, the Oriental Institute is hosting a reception and event for classroom teachers and school administrators. Meet staff from a wide range of K-12 education and outreach offices at the University of Chicago. Take this opportunity to explore the premier educational resources and research materials available to teachers at the
University. Enjoy a thematic tour of the Museum and explore its world-class archaeological collection. The program includes an Artist Talk with Michael Rakowitz about his installation The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist.

Presenting organizations include:
The University of Chicago College Admissions, Neighborhood Schools Program, Center for International
Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Committee
on Southern Asian Studies/South Asia Language and Area Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and the
Oriental Institute.

Sponsored by:
Oriental Institute
Center for International Studies
South Asia Language and Area Center

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Oriental Institute 1155 E 58th St Chicago, IL

Teacher Appreciation Night at the Oriental Institute

2.5 CPDUs

FREE! RSVP Online at www.orientalinstitute.eventbrite.com

FREE PARKING in Lexington Lot after 4 p.m. (half a block south of the Oriental Institute Museum)

May is Teacher Appreciation Month!

To express our appreciation, the Oriental Institute is hosting a reception and event for classroom teachers and school administrators. Meet staff from a wide range of K-12 education and outreach offices at the University of Chicago. Take this opportunity to explore the premier educational resources and research materials available to teachers at the
University. Enjoy a thematic tour of the Museum and explore its world-class archaeological collection. The program includes an Artist Talk with Michael Rakowitz about his installation The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist.

Presenting organizations include:
The University of Chicago College Admissions, Neighborhood Schools Program, Center for International
Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Committee
on Southern Asian Studies/South Asia Language and Area Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and the
Oriental Institute.

Sponsored by:
Oriental Institute
Center for International Studies
South Asia Language and Area Center

Questions? Call 773.702.9507 or email oi-education@uchicago.edu

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Oriental Institute Museum (1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637)

South Asia Seminar - Margaret Cone

Margaret Cone is a Fellow Emerita of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Dates: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:00am
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

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