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The Kenosis of Christ and the Mother of God in Byzantine iconography

The Kenosis of Christ and the Mother of God in Byzantine iconography

Fr Maximos Constas Simonopetrides
Senior Research Scholar, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Monk of the Simonopetra Monastery (Mt Athos)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
7:30pm | Higgins Hall 225
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Theology, the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts
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Kreps Memorial Readings

Michael B. Kreps Memorial Readings

Saturday, 25 April 2015
7:30pm | Boston College, Devlin Hall 101
Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Maxim D. Shrayer 617/552.3910 (shrayerm@bc.edu)
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Past Events

Shared Myths in a Coat of Many Colors

Shared Myths in a Coat of Many Colors

Prof. Sassan Tabatabai
Head, Boston University Persian Language Program

Join us for a MENA Heritage Week presentation.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
7:15pm | Gasson Hall 202
Free and open to the public

Hosted by the Arab Students Association of Boston College.

For more information, contact arabstudents.bc@gmail.com

 

Arabic Culture Night

Arabic Culture Night

Yallah Ya Shabaab!

Come enjoy Arabic poetry, art, comedy, fashion, music, dance and food.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
7:00pm | Gasson Hall 100
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts. In association with BC’s 1st Annual MENA Heritage Week.

Physicians, nurses and the Armenian Genocide

“Don’t come, Doctor, there’s no cure!” Physicians, nurses and the Armenian Genocide

Khatchig Mouradian
Coordinator, Armenian Genocide Program, Rutgers University

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Thursday, 09 April 2015
7:30pm | Stokes Hall S195
Free and open to the public
Reception following the program

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Religious Pluralism in the Middle East

Religious pluralism in the Middle East: A challenge to the international community

His Excellency Amine Gemayel President of Lebanon, 1982–1988

The second in a series of lectures examining the status of Christians in the Middle East.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
7:00pm | McGuinn Hall 121
Free and open to the public

 

You Talk Funny

“You Talk Funny”: A conversation about accent discrimination

Margaret Thomas, Cynthia Bravo, Bryan Fleming, and Eric Jackson

Where do you think people speak the “best” English? Is any one accent actually better than another? Join us for an informal conversation on the social implications of language variation.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
4:00–5:00 | Gasson Hall, Room 105
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, Program in Linguistics, and the Lanugage Laboratory. Part of International Education Week 2014.

For more information, contact Margaret Thomas (thomasm@bc.edu) or Cynthia Bravo (langlab@bc.edu)

 

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China: A panel discussion

Asian Studies Career Navigator Series

The Asian Studies Career Navigator Series enables current BC students to meet and learn from distinguished BC alumni, parents, and other affiliates who have made Asia a focal point of their successful professional careers. Asian Studies faculty members will help contextualize and facilitate discussions. Our distinguished speakers will share their professional expertise, personal experiences, and general career advice with students who are interested in the study of Asian languages, cultures, histories, societies, and contemporary affairs.

Join us to hear members of the BC family offer invaluable inspirations, role models, and vital social connections to the professional communities that may help pave the way to a rewarding career. The inaugural event of this new series will bring to campus:

Tom McCarthy, Alan Lunder, Gregory Stoller, and Prof. Amy La Combe

Friday, 14 November 2014
4:00–5:30 | Fulton Hall, Room 245
Contact Lydia Chiang (chiangs@bc.edu) for more information.

 

Dinner with Stalin

Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories:
A Symposium

David Shrayer-Petrov with translators Arna Bronstein, Aleksandra Fleszar, Molly Godwin-Jones, Leon Kogan, Margarit T. Ordukhanyan, Emilia Shrayer, and Maxim D. Shrayer

Join us for a symposium and reading celebrating the translation and publication of Dinner with Stalin (2014) by David Shrayer-Petrov. The new collection of stories by the acclaimed master of Russian-American fiction was edited by the author’s son Maxim D. Shrayer, professor at Boston College.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014
7:00pm | Devlin Hall, Room 101
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, and the English Department.

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The Colors of Salvation

The Colors of Salvation

Khourya Krista West
Author of The Garments of Salvation

Byzantine-rite Vespers (evening prayer) followed by K. West’s lecture.

Thursday, 6 November 2014
7:00pm | 9 Lake Street (St. William’s Hall), Brighton Campus

 

The anatomy of religious cleansing

The anatomy of religious cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire (1914–1918)

Taner Akçam

The first in a series of lectures examining the status of Christians in the Middle East

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
7:00pm | 117 Lake Street, Room 113
Boston College, Brighton, MA
Free and open to the public

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Missa gentis humanæ

Mass for 8-voice a cappella choir by Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Performed by Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor

Monday, 17 February 2014
8:00pm | Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 28 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA
For more information:  ralf.gawlick@bc.edu    617-552-2514