Past Events

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

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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)

C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai) Presentation

"Marks on the Body: Some Thoughts on Women, Language and Expression"

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:30pm

South Asia Seminar - Peter Khoroche

Dates: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

Wendy Doniger in Conversation with Leela Gandhi on The Hindus: An Alternative History

Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative HIstory, recently halted publication in India as a result of a lawsuit that was settled out of court by the publisher, Penguin Books India. The suit was banned on Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code.

Here in Hyde Park, at The Seminary Bookstore, we wish to support Professor Doniger and show our appreciation of her willingness to discuss this seminal work despite legal action in India and the overwhelming media response. Leela Gandhi will act as interlocutor for the event.

Co-sponsored by The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies.

Reception to follow the conversation.

Dates: 
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave)

We Are What We Eat: Teaching the Science and Archaeology of Ancient Food

Early-Bird Rate (Register before April 30): $15 members / $20 non-members
Standard Rate (Register after April 30): $30 members / $40 non-members
Lunch and all instructional materials will be provided.

FREE PARKING in Lexington Lot (half a block south of the Oriental Institute Museum)

RSVP at https://oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes/

In conjunction with the special exhibit In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East, this workshop will guide you to:

  • Cruise the galleries with archaeologist Oya Topçuoğlu, PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, to discover how the science and archaeology of ancient food reveals the social structures, belief systems, and daily practices that still influence us today
  • Participate in a unit plan created by your fellow teachers using the museum collection as inspiration
  • Develop your own Common Core-aligned unit plan, and build “questioning” skills as your teaching strategy
  • Participate in a hands-on activity with Atorina Zomaya of the Assyrian Kitchen, a Chicago-based interactive cooking project, and learn creative ways to engage your students in observation and analysis
Dates: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

COSAL (4th Norman Cutler Conference)

For More Information, Please See the COSAL Website

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the Fourth Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL), featuring noted Marathi author Malika Amar Shaikh.

Malika Amar Shaikh will be introducing both her poetry and her prose (autobiography, short stories, and a novel).

The underlying theme of the conference is STREE-LIKHIT MARATHI

"Written from the Margins: Malika Amar Shaikh and Marathi Women Writers over the Centuries." The breadth of this canvas is intended to allow invited scholars in the field (from the United States, Great Britain, and India) to explore in their papers the larger contexts and wide-ranging historical and social locations of women's writing in Marathi and the multifarious forms and registers of the Marathi language they have employed: ranging from the 13th-century Yadava Period through the 15th-century Bahmani, from the 17th-century Shivakalin through the 18th-century Peshwai, from the Colonial through the Post-Colonial and Contemporary, all periods that have produced Marathi women's writing.

The keynote address will be given by Vidyut Bhagwat, Professor Emerita and retired Head of the Centre for Women's Studies, University of Pune, India.

The 2014 COSAL is sponsored by the University of Chicago's Committee on Southern Asian Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Creative Writing Program, the Gender Studies Program, and the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

Dates: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day)

South Asia Seminar - Llerena Searle

Dates: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

Holy Sh*t in Tamil: Exploring the Cultural History of Swearing and Abuse

Presentation by A.R. Venkatachalapathy

Lunch will be served

Dates: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)

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