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  • Global Leaders Program TA position: 50%, 12 months

    "Global Leaders Program TA position: 50%/12 months" Supervisor: Nikia Brown (nikiab@illinois.edu) Primary Position Function/Summary: To provide programmatic support for the Global Leaders Program (GLP) and instructional support for LAS 100 (F20) and LAS 399 (SP21) courses administered through the Student Academic Affairs Office within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS). The TA will assist with the preparation and implementation of the pilot launch of GLP. GLP aims to integrate domestic and international students through local and global community engagement and project-based learning. The TA will also provide instructional support for the above courses by conducting research and assisting with classroom facilitation.   Major Duties and Responsibilities: ● Research and develop course materials related to social injustice, design thinking/innovation, critical global studies, intercultural competency, etc. ● Research potential partner local and global organizations and mentors for GLP. ● Coordinate and communicate with community organizations and mentors for GLP. ● Assist with the recruitment and coordination of facilitators/instructors for GLP workshops. ● Assist with event planning for students’ final presentations. ● Assist with program evaluation development and administration for GLP. ● Develop interactive activities for LAS 100 and LAS 399. ● Support classroom instruction and facilitate group discussions.   If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Nikia Brown, Associate Director of Intercultural and Global Learning at nikiab@illinois.edu by close of business Friday, May 22, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the research focus of GLP and the courses listed, preference will be given to international students. The appointment will be made semester by semester and is renewable contingent on performance and funding.   Liberal Arts & Sciences at Illinois

  • Summer Intensive Chinese Language Course

    "Summer Intensive Chinese Language Course"

    Chinese 409: Social Science Reading in ChineseSummer 2 session: 6/15/2020 to 8/6/2020

    -Challenge yourself with superior-level Chinese-Fulfill requirements of FLAS fellowships-8 weeks, 120 credit hours-Taught entirely in Chinese-Conducted online via Zoom and Moodle

    *Stay home and learn languages!---East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois

  • Learning Japanese online in Summer 2020

    "Learning Japanese online in Summer 2020"Date: 6/15/20-8/6/20Instructor: Kokoro Muramoto (kmuramo2@illinois.edu)For further information, please contact EALC Professor Misumi Sadler (sadlerm@illinois.edu)---East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois​The Japanese Language Program at Illinoishttps://ealc.illinois.edu/academics/programs/japanese/home

  • Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission

    "Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission"

  • CEAPS will be closed to walk-in appointments, and available by email and phone.

    Dear CEAPS Community,

    Considering the COVID-19 circumstances and per University guidance, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies has cancelled or postponed all Spring 2020 events.

    Please visit our website at www.eaps.illinois.edu for rescheduling information.

    During this time, our office will be closed to walk-in appointments, but we are available by email (ceaps@illinois.edu) and phone. If requesting information via phone, please call the CEAPS office at 217-333-7273. Please leave a message detailing your inquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Please stay safe and healthy!

     

    --The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

  • ESL/Bilingual Education Program Remote Translation Request

    "ESL/Bilingual Education Program Remote Translation Request"ESL/Bilingual Education Program at Unit 4 would like to request assistance in case the community members know someone that would like to work doing translations from home (Spanish, French, and Korean) making $15.00 per hour. They can contact Mrs. Ann Jackson at jacksoan@u4sd.org or call her at: 217-373-7357.

    Please let Ann know if you have additional questions. In advance, thank you and continue having a safe and healthy week.

  • AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed

    AEMS and the AEMS Library will be closed to the public following University of Illinois policy. Please contact ceaps@illinois.edu with any questions. We will resume activity in the coming future and thank you for your understanding. Public events have been cancelled as well.

    Please visit covid19.illinois.edu to see the latest university updates.

  • CEAPS Spring Events Postponed Until Further Notice

    https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/7478724.html

  • Weekly Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy and Aesthetics

    "Weekly Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy and Aesthetics" Workshop in English and Chinese. Every Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Education Building 22. Weekly participation encouraged. All materials provided. Contact: Xueqing Luo, xueqing5@illinois.edu or please scan the WeChat Code. --- Supported by the Center for East Asia and Pacific Studies at UIUC.

  • Japanese Film Club Movie Night: Her Love Boils Bathwater/湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛

    "Japanese Film Club Movie Night"
    Title: Her Love Boils Bathwater/湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛
    Date: 03/12/2120 (Thu)Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
    Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
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    Join the Japanese Film Club for Her Love Boils Bathwater, a moving tale of a mother’s love for her family. When Futaba Kono finds out she has just two months left to live, she sets herself one last goal: to make sure her daughter will be alright without her. But there’s a problem – the family business is closed and her husband has disappeared?! This story about family bonds in the face of hardship is sure to warm your heart.

  • International Studies Research Lab

    International Studies Research Lab

  • CLAID Chinese Language Learning Opportunities

    CLAID Chinese Language Learning Opportunities

  • Boren Forum: Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission

    "Boren Forum: Job Opportunity with the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission"

    Research Assistant for the Commission's Security & Foreign Affairs team

    The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission is excited to announce that they are hiring a research assistant for our Security and Foreign Affairs team. The Commission is an exciting, fast-paced workplace at the center of Congress' study of US-China relations. They are looking for an expert writer and researcher with a background in Chinese security or foreign affairs issues to join their team.---

    Learn More - Position Description

  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) Summer Fellows Program

    NEREC runs “Summer Fellows Program” for undergraduate and graduate students. For the last six years, around 149 students from 77 universities in 37 countries and had a wonderful summer time by studying and doing research on nuclear nonproliferation and experiencing Korean culture. We would love to meet another excellent students this summer.

     

    The 2020 NEREC Summer Fellows Program, the 7th in its series, will be held as follows:

    (1) Young Fellows Program for Undergraduate Students

     - Duration: July 5 to August 7, 2020 (5 weeks)

     - Place: KAIST, Daejeon, ROK

     - Activities: Lectures on Nuclear energy and Nonproliferation, Debate or Role Play as a teamwork, Group research,Field Trips to Seoul and Gyeongju,Participation and poster presentation at the NEREC Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Korean cultural events

     - Benefits: Lodging & Meals for 5 weeks and all costs related to field trips and Conference participation (approximately USD 2,500 per person)

     (2) Graduate Fellows Program for Graduate Students

     - Duration: July 5 to August 14, 2020 (6 weeks)

     - Place: KAIST, Daejeon, ROK

     - Activities: Lectures on Nuclear energy and Nonproliferation, Debate or Role Play as a teamwork, Group research, Field trips to Seoul, Gyeongju, and Japan, Participation and poster presentation at the NEREC Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Korean cultural events

     - Benefits: Lodging & Meals for 6 weeks and all costs related to field trips and Conference participation (approximately USD 6,000 per person)

  • "2020 Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship"

    "2020 Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship"

  • "Chinese Calligraphy Workshop"

    "Chinese Calligraphy Workshop"

    About the workshop:

    The workshop will be in English. No prior knowledge in Chinese language is required.Meet every week for 1.5 to 2 hours; weekly participation is encouraged. On Friday afternoon or during the weekend. Please list your preferred time.Class size: 6-9 persons. All materials will be provided.Contact info: Xueqing Luo, xueqing5@illinois.edu, Education Building 372.

  • "BEST Promoter of the decade: Jason Finkelman"

    "BEST Promoter of the decade: Jason Finkelman"We are so proud of our AsiaLENS/AAS Film Expo Curator, Jason Finkelman, named the best promoter of the decade by Smile Politely.

    "Mark it in your memory: when you see a show being presented by Jason Finkelman, make it a point to go see it, if you are able. I can assure you, you won’t leave sorry you went. (Seth Fein)"

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    More info: http://smilepolitely.com/splog/best_promoter_of_the_decade_jason_finkelman/ 

  • CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant (Deadline: January 24, 2020)

    CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review) Application

    Deadline: January 24, 2020

    The CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant is open to all faculty affiliates from all U of I departments and colleges. You must be a current faculty affiliate and have a paper accepted in a conference to apply. At least 6 awards, ranging from $600 to $800, will be awarded per year. Applications are evaluated semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. Applications are due on the first Friday of the Fall and Spring semesters. The deadline to submit applications for Spring 2020 consideration is January 24, 2020. The awards will be announced in February 2020. The proposed travel should take place during the 12 months following the award.

  • EALC Job Talk: Myoung-Sun Song "Hanguk Hip Hop: Global Rap in South Korea" (Friday, Dec.13, 12-1 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge)

    Myoung-Sun Song, Assistant Professor in the Department of American Culture at Sogang University will give a job talk titled, "Hanguk Hip Hop: Global Rap in South Korea," on Friday, Dec. 13th, at 12 p.m., in Lucy Ellis Lounge - 1080 Foreign Languages Building.

    Abstract: This presentation explores the meaning of hip hop in South Korea by outlining the local, global, and (trans)national flows of musical and cultural exchanges. How did Hanguk hip hop—Korean hip hop—develop over the last two decades as a musical, cultural, and artistic entity? How is hip hop understood within the historical, sociocultural, and economic matrices of Korean society? How is hip hop represented in Korean media and popular culture? Ethnographic methods including fieldwork research and life timeline interviews with fifty three influential hip hop artists are utilized to answer these questions. In this research, Korean hip hop is examined through the notion of buran—personal, as well as, societal anxiety or uncertainty—and how it manifests in the dimensions of space and place, economy, cultural production, and gender. Ultimately, I argue that buran serves as a metaphoric state of Hanguk hip hop in that it is continuously evolving within the conditions of contemporary Korean society.

    Dr. Song is the 3rd of three candidates for the Assistant Professor in Modern Korean Culture and Society position within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. 

  • EALC Job Talk: Sue Heun K. Asokan "Breaking the Retrospective Curse: Selfish Sacrifice and Sovereign Guilt in Contemporary South Korean Film" (Monday, Dec. 9, 4 pm, 1066 Lincoln Hall)

    Sue Heun K. Asokan, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine, will give a job talk titled, "Breaking the Retrospective Curse: Selfish Sacrifice and Sovereign Guilt in Contemporary South Korean Film," on Monday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., in Room 1066, Lincoln Hall.

     

    Ms. Asokan is the second of three candidates for the Assistant Professor in Modern Korean Culture and Society position within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. 

  • Japanese Collection Internship at the Library of Congress (Summer 2020)

    Applications for the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program 2020 are now open. As part of this program, the Japanese collection in the Library’s Asian Division will be sponsoring an intern for the project “Prewar and Occupation Period Japanese Serials”.

    This internship continues a large inventory project begun in the summer of 2018 and is best suited for students with an advanced reading level in Japanese and past coursework on the culture, history, or literature of modern Japan (1868–1945). For a better sense of the collection’s contents and the nature of the internship’s inventory work, check out this blog post from the 2018 Junior Fellow (http://blogs.loc.gov/international-collections/2018/09/mapping-imperial-japanese-history-through-the-b-collection).

    The ten-week, paid internship will run from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020. Applications from current undergraduate and graduate students are being accepted via USAJOBS through Friday, December 20, 2019.

    Learn more about the Junior Fellows Program 2020 at JFP20: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program

  • Welcoming Champaign County Community Survey

    New American Welcome Center is in the final stages of collecting input from both U.S.-born and foreign-born members. Input will inform the development of an Immigrant Welcoming Plan for Champaign County to strengthen our community and increase access to services, education and employment opportunities. Please help us out by taking this short survey: https://www.universityymca.org/welcome/survey

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    Welcoming Champaign County Community Survey

    We are gathering community input to inform the development of a county-wide welcoming plan. Your responses will help us identify what improvements we can make to strengthen our community and increase access to services, education, and employment opportunities. Your participation is voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential. You can skip any questions you prefer not to answer. If you have any questions about the survey, please email: welcome@universityymca.orgThis survey will take approximately 15 minutes.

    Welcoming Champaign County Community Survey We are gathering community input to inform the development of a county-wide welcoming plan. Your responses will help us identify what improvements we can make to strengthen our community and increase access to services, education, and employment opportunities. Your participation is voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential. You can skip any questions you prefer not to answer. If you have any questions about the survey, please email: welcome@universityymca.orgThis survey will take approximately 15 minutes.

  • Japanese Film Club Movie Night: Memories of Tomorrow/明日の記憶/Ashita no Kioku

    "Japanese Film Club Movie Night"
    Title: Memories of Tomorrow/明日の記憶/Ashita no Kioku
    Date: 11/21/2109 (Thu)
    Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
    Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
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    East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois graduate students will hold a Japanese movie night on November 21st, 6:30-9:00 pm at Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB (1st floor near the bathrooms). Everyone is welcome and snacks, pizza, and drinks will be provided!

  • CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review)

    For Graduate Students

    CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant (Spring 2020 Review)

    Submission Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 (11:59 pm CST)

    Award Notification: March 2020

    Travel Period: Spring 2020 – Fall 2020

    Application

    CEAPS is pleased to announce a new travel grant program for graduate students at UIUC. The CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant provides travel awards for graduate students to present papers at professional conferences or to conduct dissertation research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region. 

    Conference Travel: Up to 3 awards ranging from $200 to $800 will be awarded per semester. Paper acceptance at the time of application is required. Dissertation Research Travel: Up to 3 awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded per semester to doctoral students conducting fieldwork research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region for periods up to 12 months.

    Applications are reviewed and approved semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. The submission deadline for the Spring 2020 competition is Friday, February 7, 2020. See CEAPS website for more information.

  • Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2020 Call for Paper Proposals

    Young Scholars’ Forum in Chinese Studies 2020
    中國文化研究青年學者論壇
    May 28 – 30, 2020

    Call for Paper Proposals
    論文徵集

    Co-organized by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Theme: Intellectual Networks and Knowledge Production: Remapping Chinese Studies
    主題:智識網絡與知識生產:再繪中國研究

    INTRODUCTION
    The Seventh Young Scholars' Forum in Chinese Studies is now open for abstract submissions to gather young scholars across the globe to discover intellectual networks and/in knowledge production in the past and present of Chinese studies. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:

    Rise and fall of schools of thought in any period of the history of China and the Chinese;Spread of key concepts and genealogies of knowledge of/about China in local and global context;(Re)interpretation, dissemination, appropriation and reception of classics and important texts;Knowledgeable communities, e.g. intellectuals, scholars, officials, literati, craftsmen, connoisseurs and more;Knowledge of/in traditionally marginalized groups;Methods for studying intellectual networks and knowledge production in Chinese studies.

    ELIGIBILITY
    Applicants must be:Ph.D. candidates (i.e. after completion of qualifying examination); orPh.D. graduates with less than five years of work experience

    APPLICATION
    Applications should include:an abstract of no more than 400 wordsa short biography of no more than 200 words

    Apply online at: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/submission.html

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Online Application Deadline: 3 January 2020Acceptance Notification: 23 January 2020Full Paper Submission Deadline: 9 April 2020

    SUBSIDY
    Round-trip airfare (economy class) and lodging expenses

    Contact Info:
    Organization: Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Contacted Persons:
    Professor Lai Chi Tim (laichitim@cuhk.edu.hk)
    Ms. Lea Lai (lealai@cuhk.edu.hk)

    Contact Email: apc.cckf@cuhk.edu.hk
    URL: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/general/forum/index.html

  • East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois Year-in-Japan Program

    "East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois Year-in-Japan Program"
    Now accepting applications for Spring 2020 & 2020-2021
    Any college students in the world are eligible to apply!
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    The Year-in-Japan Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to spend a Fall or Spring semester or an academic year developing Japanese language skills and expanding their knowledge of Japan through a variety of courses. Questions? Email "year-in-japan@illinois.edu"
    More info:
    https://ealc.illinois.edu/academics/study-abroad-programs/illinois-year-japan-program

  • 2019 Sapora Symposium, November 14-15, 2019

    The 16th Annual Sapora Symposium will take place November 14 - 15, 2019, at the Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium.

    With more than 350 students attending and a lineup of top speakers, this year’s event is slated to be the biggest and best ever. It is sure to be informative and entertaining, and a great highlight of our students’ experience at Illinois.

    In celebration of the 150th anniversary of College Football and the 100th anniversary of the NFL, the feature panel for the afternoon session on Thursday, November 14th is titled “Red Grange and His impact on Sport and Culture in the United States, 1924 -1989.” The panel features some of the foremost experts and scholars on Red Grange.

    On Friday, November 15th, invited speakers who are leaders in their field will speak about current issues, trends, and future growth in recreation, sport, and tourism. Speakers include Carmen Rossi (founder of the Chicago-based company, 8 Hospitality Group), Melissa Luebbe (publisher of Midwest Living Magazine), Deon Thomas (former American-Israeli basketball player, Illinois Mr. Basketball, and the all-time leading scorer in Fighting Illini history), and Dr. Alan Nathan (professor emeritus of the University of Illinois Physics Department) who will provide fascinating insight into the physics involved in baseball.

    Students, alumnae, and the general public are welcomed to attend!

    MORE INFO: https://ahs.illinois.edu/rst-sapora

    Students can register for a 1-hour class to attend the Sapora Symposium. CRN: 70874

    This event is hosted by the College of Applied Health Sciences at Illinois Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at Illinois in partnership with the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies at Illinois, Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI NRC Program.

  • Joint Academic Program at Waseda in Japan

    "Joint Academic Program at Waseda in Japan"
    Waseda University is going to hold a five-university (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beijing Normal University, Korea UniversityUCL Institute of Education, and Waseda University) joint academic program in the Graduate School of Education on Monday, November 25 to Friday, November 29, 2019. If you are interested in education in Japan and this program, it's a great opportunity at Waseda in Tokyo, Japan. It is FREE! Students need to pay airfare/hotel.

  • "China and the Modern World" Digital Archive Trial Access Available through Nov. 20

    China and the Modern World Digital Archive Trial Access
    Available through November 20, 2019

    China and the Modern World is a series of digital archive collections sourced from preeminent libraries and archives across the world, including the Second Historical Archives of China and the British Library. The series covers a period of about 180 years (1800s to 1980s) when China experienced radical and often traumatic transformations from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic. Consisting of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, historical photos, ephemera, and other kinds of historical documents, these collections provide excellent primary source materials for the understanding and research of the various aspects of China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as diplomacy/international relations, economy/trade, politics, Christianity, sinology, education, science and technology, imperialism, and globalization.

  • Japanese Film Club Movie Night

    "Japanese Film Club Movie Night"
    Date: 10/31 (Thu)
    Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
    Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
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    East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois graduate students will hold a Japanese movie night on October 31st, 6-8:30 pm at Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB (1st floor near the bathrooms). Everyone is welcome and you get to eat pizza!

  • "Trump, Ukraine, Impeachment: How Does the World Talk About It?"

    "Trump, Ukraine, Impeachment: How Does the World Talk About It?"

    Date: Tuesday, October 29th
    Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
    Location: David Kinley Hall, Room 114 (1407 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801)
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    Come hear scholars from the European Union Center at the University of Illinois and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center discuss how the "Ukrainian Affair" is being covered in media across Eurasia. Five minute lightning rounds covering media from Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and more! Open mic after the presentations for audience participation. All are welcome!

  • Teaching Assistant position in the Korean Language Program for SP 2020

    Teaching Assistant position in the Korean Language Program for SP 2020

    https://grad.illinois.edu/clearinghouse/teaching-assistant-position-korean-language-program-0

    Organization

    East Asian Languages and Cultures

    Type

    Teaching Assistantship

    Percent

    41

    Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

    The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UIUC invites applications for a teaching assistant (TA) position in the Korean language program for the Spring semester 2020.  The appointment will be on a semester basis at a minimum rate of 33% and up to 41%.  The position is renewable, contingent upon the TA's teaching performance and funding availability.

    Applicants must have native or near native level fluency in Korean, and native or near native English proficiency. All teaching assistants whose native language is not English will need to provide a qualifying score of the TOEFL iBT, iELTS, or the English Proficiency Interview (EPI) to be considered for a teaching assistantship in Spring 2020. Experience in teaching in higher education is highly desirable.

    Duties and responsibilities of a Korean TA are as follows:

    Teach a Korean language course
    Grade assignments, quizzes and exams
    Attend bi-weekly TA meetings
    Attend an annual half-day Korean TA teaching workshop
    Assist with the UIUC Korean placement test in August and January

    Application Procedure

    To ensure full consideration for this position, please email your CV and a teaching statement in Korean that outlines your teaching experiences and philosophy to Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (j-ahn3@illinois.edu), Director of the Korean language program, by Friday, Nov 15. Please include “Application for the Korean TA position” as the subject of the email.

    We will begin the review process after the deadline, and expect to notify the successful candidate about this appointment by the end of December.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

    Application Deadline

    11/15/2019

    CONTACT INFO

    Contact Name

    Jeeyoung Ha

    Contact Email

    j-ahn3@illinois.edu

    Start Date

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Reading Japanese for fun! Tadoku 'extensive reading' group meeting on Friday

    "Reading Japanese for fun! Tadoku 'extensive reading' group meeting on Friday"

    Date: Every Friday
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Location: EALC Library (FLB 2050)

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    Tadoku (extensive reading) is a learning approach to improve reading proficiency by reading as many books as possible. The books, of wide-ranged topics including Japanese culture, Japanese old tales, and fairy tales from around the world, are graded from level 0 to level 5 for different levels of reading proficiency. Student will be able to enjoy reading books at their own interest on their own pace. When students enjoy reading they read more, thus, their Japanese gets better. (by Nozaki-sensei, JAPN 305 instructor)

    East Asian Languages and Cultures at Illinois

  • Building Intervening Connecting: Recent work of Gong Dong

    BUILDING INTERVENING CONNECTING
    Recent Work of Gong Dong, Vector Architects
    Plym Distinguished Professor
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    The November 18 event, free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 pm with registration and a reception, followed by the 6:30 pm presentation and Q&A.

    Seating is general admission; advance reservations are required by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-intervening-connecting-recent-work-of-gongdong-vector-architects-tickets-66587032607

    Location:
    Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist
    55 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

    All attendees will receive a small book documenting Professor Dong’s recent architecture and his work as Plym Professor.

    The lecture will introduce the current projects by Vector Architects, a Chinese architecture practice based in Beijing. The firm was established in 2008 by its founding partner, Gong Dong. The studio has completed many award-winning projects that express a common belief that architecture is about continuity without beginning or end. Architecture is a medium to connect and nurture the spirit that exists in its site. This sensible quality could emanate from a unique landscape, a bustling city scenario, or from people and their lively movement.

    Vector Architects
    School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Alphawood Foundation, Chicago

    The event is sponsored by the School of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the generous support of the Alphawood Foundation.

  • JET Program Information Session

    Date: Friday, October 18

    Time: 4:00-5:00pm

    Location: 2090B FLB

    The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 70,000 JET Program participants from 75 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts! To learn more, come and speak to a JET Program representative when they visit your campus! 

  • Recruiting Chinese native speakers for reading experiment

    All Chinese native speakers who read simplified characters are welcome to participate and get $10 for the participation. Participants can also get firsthand experiences in cognitive and linguistic experiment.

    Contact: You Li, PhD Candidate, Head Chinese TA
    Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
    Emai: youli3@illinois.edu

  • Fulbright Specialist Program Information Session

    Are you interested in sharing your expertise, gaining a global perspective, and developing collaborations with institutions abroad? The Fulbright Specialist Program provides U.S. citizens who are established academics or professionals with opportunities to engage in short-term (2-6 week) project-based exchanges at host institutions in over 150 countries.

    Amirah Nelson, Outreach & Recruitment Officer for the Fulbright Specialist Program at World Learning, and Illinois International, will provide a free presentation on the Fulbright Specialist Program to interested University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign administrators, faculty members, and professionals. Light snacks will be provided.

    To reserve a seat for this free event, please contact complete this online form, https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1356823, by Friday, October 4. The event will take place in room 411, 507 E Green St. Champaign, IL 61820 (formerly the Urban Outfitters Building).

  • Coordinator in General Affairs position, Japanese Consulate in Chicago

    The Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago is seeking an assistant in the General Affairs Section. Position: Coordinator in General Affairs

    Duties:

    • Conducting administrative work in General Affairs, including research, communications with individuals and organizations, data entry
    • Coordinating with Japan-related organizations in the Midwest
    • Event planning for Consulate functions, including guest list management, invitation preparation and mailing, negotiations with venue and vendors, staffing the event
    • Scheduling/organizing meetings with local government, private entities, and community groups
    • Arranging itineraries for officers’ visits/travels and accompanying as directed
    • Speech writing for Consulate’s representative at events

    Skills required:

    • Administrative skills (organizing events, scheduling appointments, time management, )
    • General computer skills (email, internet); MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Communication/Interpersonal skills (writing, verbal/non-verbal, teamwork, cultural adaptability)
    • Research skills; Media & Social Media monitoring skills

    Qualifications:

    • Legal status in the U.S. with a valid work permit Bachelor’s degree
    • Strong interest in helping the relationship between Japan and the United States of America
    • Strong work ethic and positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure
    • Japanese language ability is highly preferred. Please indicate JLPT level or relevant classes/experience, if applicable

    Skill Test & Interview:

    Candidates who pass the thorough application review will be contacted for the Skill Test and Interview to be scheduled the week of July 15, 2019. The Skill Test and Interview will take 1 hour and 30 minutes, respectively.

    To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter, and a one page (letter size) essay describing the reason for applying for this position and your experience with Japan in a PDF format by July 11, 2019 to: somu@cg.mofa.go.jp

    Please note that we will not respond to any inquiries regarding this opening, and only applicants selected for an interview and skill test will be contacted.

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    在シカゴ日本国総領事館職員募集

     在シカゴ日本国総領事館では、以下のとおり現地採用職員(1名)を募集しております。ご関心のある方は、7月11日(木)までに履歴書(電話番号又は電子メール等連絡先を必ず記載してください)を下記の宛先まで、郵送又はメールにてお送りください。なお、ご送付いただいた履歴書は返却いたしませんので、予めご了承ください。

    1. 業務内容

    総領事館総務業務補助(関係先との連絡調整、スケジュール管理、イベント運営補助、英文スピーチ作成、データ入力等)

    2.勤務開始日

    2019年8月12日以降

    3. 勤務時間

    月曜日から金曜日までの週5日、午前9時15分から午後5時まで。但し、時間外勤務が必要となる場合もあります。

    4. 応募条件

    (1)米国籍者、又は米国の永住権を取得していること。

    (2)日米関係の強化に関心を有すること。

    (3)日本語及び英語に堪能であること。(検定試験のスコア等があれば明記のこと。

    (4)業務内容に必要な事務的な能力・経験を有すること。

    (5)ワード、エクセル、インターネット、Eメール等の基本的なパソコンのスキルが身に付いていること。

    (6)メディア及びソーシャルメディアを利用した調査能力を有すること。

    (7)高い協調性やコミュニケーション能力を有すること。

    (8)業務に関する責任感を持ち、プレッシャーの下でも働けること。

    6. 選考方法

    書類選考後、合格者のみに7月12日を目途にご連絡し、7月15日の週に面接及び筆記・パソコン実技等の試験を実施する予定です。

    7. 応募先

    Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1100 Chicago IL 60611E

    Attn: 総務班

    E-mail: somu@cg.mofa.go.jp

    ※電話でのお問い合わせはご遠慮ください。

     

  • RFP - IPRH FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS 2020–21 “The Global and Its Worlds”

    Request for Applications: IPRH FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS 2020–21 “The Global and Its Worlds” (Deadline: 5:00 p.m., December 6, 2019)

    The global is practically a ubiquitous referent now. It’s used as a descriptive term, as a perspectival mode, as a scalar standard, as a valorization technique and, of course, as an indicator of the condition of the present. But what is the plurality of worlds which constitute the global? What kinds of world-making do events, communities, legal regimes, performative modes, memory work, languages, regions, mediascapes, imaginative practices, and ordinary people produce? Who is for the global, who is against the global, with what consequences and under what conditions? How do the meanings of the global change when we approach it from perspectives outside of the United States?

    To pose the global in the context of multiple worlds is to acknowledge its power but also to suggest that it is not totalizing or universal -- or that if and when it is, it operates in tense and tender relationship with forces both from and beyond its ambit. We seek faculty and graduate fellows in and allied with humanities disciplines whose research critically engages both the global as on object of inquiry and worlds and world-making as dynamic processes across time, space and place.

    IPRH is pleased to partner with the International Area Studies Centers and Thematic Programs (IASCTP) in shaping the call for IPRH Fellows. The IPRH seminar will be open to affiliates of these centers and programs who want to attend on a first come, first served basis. We will share information on the sign-up process once the Fellows have been chosen. In addition, IPRH will be partnering with IASCTP and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory on programming around “The Global and its Worlds” theme over the course of AY 2020–21.

    Fellowship proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: the scholarly excellence and promise of the project, the applicant’s preparation/readiness to undertake the proposed research, the quality of the narrative proposal, the relationship to the annual theme, the case made for how the IPRH experience/seminar would be beneficial to the project, and the letters of support.

    IPRH welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with an interest in humanities and humanities-inflected research. IPRH is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work, both within the humanistic disciplines, and between the humanities and the arts.

    All Fellows are expected to maintain residence on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus during the award year, and to participate in IPRH activities, including the yearlong Fellows Seminar.

    Complete fellowship application guidelines for 2020–21 can be found on the IPRH website (Faculty / Graduate Students). Applications must be submitted through an online application portal. No paper or emailed applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted.

    The submission portal will open on September 1st.

    Questions about these fellowships may be addressed to IPRH Deputy Director Nancy Castro (ncastro@illinois.edu).

  • AEMS Library Summer Hours

    The Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Library will be closed during the summer time and plan to reopen in Fall 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Yuchuan Shen (ycshen2@illinois.edu).

  • AEMS Library Graduate Assistantship

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is currently seeking a graduate assistant for our Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Library. An engagement program of CEAPS, AEMS promotes the understanding of Asian cultures and people through library collection and media programming for educators of all levels. AEMS introduces new documentary and independent films to scholars and students at the annual Asian Film Expo held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies’ Annual Conference. The AEMS Library holds a collection of more than 6,000 media and curriculum materials from or about Asia available for viewing in the library or for loan to local patrons or patrons of the Illinois Heartland Library System.

    • FTE/ Hours per week: 25%(10 hrs per week) – 33%(13.2 hrs per week)
    • Job duration: 9-month appointment, AY 2019-2020 (August 16, 2019 – May 15, 2020)

    Major responsibilities include:

    • Manage AEMS library circulation; check outs/returns/re-shelfing of materials in media library
    • Work with Illinois Heartland Library System to barcode new acquisitions in Polaris and send items for cataloging as needed.
    • Maintain regular hours at AEMS at least 2 days a week
    • Manage AEMS website maintenance and communication
    • Monitor AEMS/VASP reception and respond to phone/email inquiries

    Required qualifications: Attention to detail, punctuality, dependability, and communication skills

    Preferred: Background in Library Science, East Asian Studies, humanities, media, or education.

    To Apply:

    Send resume, contact info, and course schedule to Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu.

  • Teaching Assistant position, Korean Language Program

    The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UIUC invites applications for a teaching assistant (TA) position in the Korean language program during AY 2019-2020. The appointment will be made semester by semester at the minimum of 33% up to 41% and is renewable, contingent upon his/her teaching performance and funding availability.

    Requirements:

    Applicants must have native or near native level fluency in Korean and native or near native English proficiency. All teaching assistants whose native language is not English will need to provide a qualifying score of the TOEFL iBT, iELTS, or the English Proficiency Interview (EPI) to be considered for a teaching assistantship in fall 2019. Experience in teaching in higher education is highly desirable.

    Duties and responsibilities of a Korean Language TA are as follows:

    • Teach a Korean language course
    • Grade assignments, quizzes and exams
    • Attend bi-weekly TA meetings
    • Attend an annual half-day Korean TA teaching workshop
    • Assist with the UIUC Korean placement test in August and January

    To Apply:

    To ensure full consideration, please email a teaching statement in Korean that outlines your teaching experiences and philosophy, and CV to Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (j-ahn3@illinois.edu), Director of the Korean language program, by Friday, May 10. Please include "Application for the Korean TA position" as the subject of the email.

    Review process will begin immediately and an appointment is expected to be conveyed to the successful candidate by the end of May.

  • CEAPS Summer 2019 Graduate/Undergraduate Student Hourly

    The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is seeking applications for a graduate or undergraduate assistant to support our center communication and campus engagement efforts. This is an hourly position for summer 2019 and is renewable for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, contingent upon job performance and funding. The assistant will work 10-20 hours per week at the hourly rate of $10-12 (undergraduate) or $15-$20 (graduate).

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage CEAPS website and content updates
    • Work with CEAPS staff to design and produce newsletters, event flyers, e-bulletins, and social media content
    • Participate in CEAPS events to support room/tech setup, collect user surveys, and capture highlights for social media posts
    • Assist with CEAPS list management and data reporting as needed.

    Requirements:

    • Registered student in good academic standing
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, google apps, and social media tools.
    • Excellent organizational and communications skills
    • High degree of initiative, creativity, attention to detail, and self-direction
    • Team player
    • Background or interest in East Asian studies a plus

    To Apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu.

  • 2019 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (Deadline: May 5, 2019)

    Program Overview

    The U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (FPC) gives 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship. Through site visits, lectures, and discussions, FPC participants leave the program better equipped to play productive, well-informed roles in the future management of Chinese policy vis-à-vis the United States. The 2019 FPC will run from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31 in Washington, D.C.

    Interested students can go to the FPC website to read FPC alumni profiles, see the draft agenda, and check out the FPC FAQ document for more details about this unique opportunity to interact with key players in the American foreign policy arena.

    FPC Costs

    $250 participation fee includes accommodations (4 nights in a hotel), meals, and local transportationParticipants are responsible for all travel costs to and from FPCA limited amount of need-based financial aid is available (more information will be provided to accepted participants)

    How to Apply

    Interested students can apply today through the National Committee website.

    Contact: Jessica Bissett at jbissett@ncuscr.org or (646) 604-8012

  • April 30: Illinois School of Architecture - Lecture: Gong Dong + Zhu Pei

    April 30 (TUESDAY) Lecture: Gong Dong (PLYM DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR) & ZHU PEI (DEAN CAFA)

    The Illinois School of Architecture is proud to have Alumnus Gong Dong of Vector Architects as the 2019 Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor!  Please join us for his public reception and lecture. 

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

    4:00 - Reception  @ Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall  
    4:30 - Opening Lecture by Zhu Pei  Dean, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
               @ Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
    6:00 - Lecture by Gong Dong  Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vector Architects
               @ Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall  

    The event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

     

    Gong Dong is the 2019 Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Plym Distinguished Professorship is a very special position within the School of Architecture.  It was made possible by a gift to the School in 1981 by the late Lawrence J. Plym of Niles, Michigan, past president of the Kawneer Corporation. Mr. Plym and his family have a very warm association with the University of Illinois and the School of Architecture.

    His firm and projects have been widely covered by many academic media and are awarded both in China and internationally. Representative Work: Seashore Library, Seashore Chapel, Alila Yangshuo, Suzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center, Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center, Eco-Farm Series-Visitor Center and Harvest Pavilion, and M Woods Entrance Revitalization, etc.  

     

    Zhu Pei, one of the leading Chinese architects, received his Master degree in Architecture both from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley, he founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing in 2005.

    Zhu Pei won The Architectural Review Future Project Awards in 2017, Honor Award from the AIA in 2015, he was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011, DFA Grand Award and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, the Design Vanguard Award by Architecture Record in 2007, China Award from Architectural Record in 2005, WA award in 2004, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989.

    His works have been exhibited at world important museums such as Venice Biennial in Italy, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, Dresden State Art Museum in Germany, AEDES in Germany, Kassel in Germany, Harvard University and Rome MAXXI Museum in Italy, etc.

  • NEW COURSE AVAILABLE: EALC 398 - Global Korean Diasporas

    FALL 2019 Courses: EALC 398 - Colloquium in EALC: Global Korean Diasporas (3 credit hours)

    with Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh (Northwestern University) and Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (UIUC)

    9:30 - 10:50 AM ; Monday's & Wednesdays* 
    G96 Foreign Languages Building(CRN: 66267)

    *Meets 08/26/2019 - 12/11/2019

    Taught from Northwestern University by Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh. Colonialism, war and national division have resulted in substantial communities of ethnic Koreans in Central Asia, China, Japan, and the United States, as well as Canada, South America, and Europe. By examining the histories of ethnic Koreans in these places, we will explore issues of migration, diaspora, race, policies regarding minorities, and colonialism. We will also take a fresh look at 20th century Korean history, demonstrating how diaspora and emigration are critical to understanding national history.

    For more information, please contact:

    Ji-Yeon Yuh (Northwestern): j-yuh@northwestern.edu / Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (UIUC): j-ahn3@illinois.edu

    *This class is taught jointly in Northwestern University, UIUC and University of Wisconsin, and is offered by the Big Ten Academic Alliance. 

  • 2019 Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Applications Now Open (Deadline: March 31, 2019)

    2019 Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs

    The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Taiwan Scholarship and 2019 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Programs.

    Taiwan Scholarship, is offered to non-Chinese heritage students who wish to enroll in a degree program in Taiwan.  For instance, recipients enrolling in a Master’s program will receive a stipend of NT$20,000 per month for two years and tuition reimbursement upon validation up to NT$40,000. (Ph.D. for four years) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is offered to non-Chinese heritage students interested in studying Chinese in Taiwan, and is available for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. The 2019 Huayu scholarship covers the study period from September, 2019 to August, 2020. Recipients of this scholarship will be given a stipend totaling NT$25,000 per month for study at a university-affiliated language center in Taiwan. There is also a special 2-month summer term in Huayu scholarship, only for June-July (2019) or July-August (2019) with a monthly stipend of NTD 25,000. All students’ application documents must be sent to our office by March 31, 2019.

    Information/Application: www.edutw.org
    Contact: Wendy Chen at wchen@edutw.org

  • 2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

    2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

    The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship are now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

    Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our MEXT Scholarship website under the "Japanese Studies" header: https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext.html.

    Applications are due on Friday, February 15th. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on February 18th or 19th. Final selection will come from MEXT in June, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September this year.

    MEXT Scholarships: https://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext.html>

    Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago: www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp

  • CFP, "Lives Across Borders", 6th Annual Illinois Graduate Symposium on East Asia (Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019)

    Call for Papers
    “Lives Across Borders”
    The 6th Annual Illinois Graduate Symposium on East Asia

    Keynote Speaker: Sara Friedman (Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington)

    Application: https://goo.gl/K43qqZ

    The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb 8, 2019.

    The Society of East Asian Studies (SEAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites paper and panel proposals for its 6th annual Graduate Student Symposium on East Asia on April 13, 2019, which will be held on campus at the University of Illinois. The theme for this year is “Lives Across Borders”. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Sara Friedman, professor of Anthropology at Indiana University.

    With the theme “Lives Across Borders”, this conference aspires to nurture interdisciplinary discussions about the past and present of East Asia, including Greater China, Japan, and Korea, as well as their diasporic communities outside of East Asia. Papers can approach the theme in diverse ways. For example:

    Families and intimacy: How do relationships work across borders, such as those between North and South Korea or mainland China and Taiwan?

    Technologies of the state:
    How does the state enforce literal and metaphorical borders? What are the roles of surveillance, engineering, and violence in perpetuating these borders?

    Identity:
    How does society set the borders between ethnicities, genders, nationalities, and other forms of identity? When and why do individuals defy these borders?

    Papers need not adhere to the above sub-themes. We encourage submissions from diverse fields, including, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, history, literature, film/media studies, gender studies, political science, and religious studies.

    Submission Information: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study. Abstracts for individual papers (20 minutes maximum) should be no more than 300 words in length and may be submitted at https://goo.gl/K43qqZ. We also welcome proposals for integrated panels. Those wishing to propose a panel are invited to email Patrick Du at seas.uiuc@gmail.com. A panel should consist of no more than three papers, twenty minutes per speaker in length.

    Questions about the symposium may be directed to Mark Frank at mefrank2@illinois.edu. This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois. A full list of sponsors will appear in later announcements.

  • Call for abstracts: New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange

    Call for abstracts
    “New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange” Colloquium
    March 29-31, 2019
     (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
    Levis Faculty Center 
    (919 W Illinois St, Urbana)


    The colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student research cluster sponsored by IPRH: the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Participants in “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange” have been exploring the problematics and methodologies of researching cultural contact and exchange across time and space and at multiple scales. The colloquium is intended to foster spirited conversation among graduate students and faculty can bring their current research projects, share and receive feedback from participants and faculty respondents across a variety of fields.

    If you are interested in presenting at this colloquium, please submit a 300-word abstract by January 20, 2018 to culture.iprh@gmail.com.

    To read the full Call for Abstracts, visit: http://ttdce.herokuapp.com/colloquium/call_for_abstracts