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Upcoming Events


4th Annual Arabic Culture Night

Friday, 14 April 2017
6:00pm |Gasson Hall 100
Free and open to the public

More information coming!


 

Past Events
 

Russia through different eyes - poster

Russia Through Different Eyes

A panel discussion led by Russian students.
Event is open to anyone wo wants to learn more about Russian culture and sample Russian food.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
4:00PM | Devlin Hall 221

 

 

Love and Languages

LOVE AND LANGUAGES

As part of International Education Week, ICBC is hosting a Love and Languages talk, featuring Professor Thomas Epstein from the Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures Department and Professor Resler from the German Studies Department. The two professors will engage in a casual discussion on how love is described and viewed differently within different historical and cultural contexts through pieces of Russian and German literature.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
7:30PM | Stokes S295

For more information contact internationalbcclub@gmail.com

 

Flyer: The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving amidst chaos

The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving amidst chaos

Prof. Marius Deeb
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Hoover Institution

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

Wednesday, 9 November 2016
6:00pm | McGuinn Hall 121 (Auditorium)
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department od Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Department of Political Science, Department of Theology, Islamic Civilization and Societies, Christian Solidarity International (CSI)

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Believers and Spiritual Capital for Peace: Bridging the Secular-Religious Divide in Bosna and Herzegovina

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak,
Stanford University

The third lecture in a three-part series "Faith Communities & Civil Society During & After Conflict" presented by The Institute for the Liberal Arts.

Thursday, 3 November 2016
5:00PM | Stokes Hall, Room S295

For more information contact Prof. Cynthia Simmons cynthia.simmons@bc.edu

 

 

Rumi Night on the Heights

Rumi Night on the Heights

An inspiring evening of the poetry of Jalaladdin Rumi (1207-1273) read by acclaimed Rumi interpreter Peter Rogen, accompanied by Amir Vehab, internationally known Sufi musician on traditional instruments, and the whirling dance of Sufi semazens.

Friday, 14 October 2016
8:00pm-10:00pm | St. Ignatius Loyola Church Sanctuary
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Iranian Culture Club (ICC), Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Student Association (MEISSA), Islamic Civilization and Societies (ICS), Muslim Student Association, Institute for Liberal Arts, Departments of Sociology and Music

For more informatuion contact: Prof. John McDargh (Theology) mcdargh@bc.edu

 

3rd Annual Arabic Culture Night

3rd Annual Arabic Culture Night

Singing, Dancing, Poetry and Fun

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
7:30pm | Walsh Function Room 
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures and the Music Department

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ISIS, Christians, and National Identity in the Middle East

ISIS, Christians, and National Identity in the Middle East

Joshua Landis
Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma

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

Thursday, 07 April 2016
7:00pm | Cushing Hall 001
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages & Literatures, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Department of Political Science, Islamic Civilization and Societies, Tufts University Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Christian Solidarity International (CSI)

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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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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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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.

More information

 

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

More information

 

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