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Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism

Thursday, November 6
1-2:30pm
Gelman Room 702

Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years.   What are the current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?  

Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region.  They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.  

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Writing & Publishing in LGBT StudiesFriday, October 31
Noon-1:30pm
Gelman Library Room 702

Join us for a panel discussion of the important and emerging interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay.and Transgender (LGBT) Studies.  Scholars from multiple disciplines, including Nursing, English, Psychology, and Womens' Studies, will address topics related to research, authorship, and publishing.  Panelists will share their experiences on the editorial boards of journals as well as in their own prolific publishing and research.  This panel is part of the continuing Strategies in Interdisciplinary Publishing Series sponsored by GW Libraries. 

Moderated by Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English

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Are you a fan of D.C.'s homegrown hardcore punk scene, or the late great Chuck Brown? Come to the 7th floor of Gelman to see the exhibit "Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital," featuring historic photos, LPs, and promotional materials for bands that got their start in D.C. The exhibit includes folk, blues, bluegrass, punk, and go-go musicians, featuring items from performers such as Mississippi John Hurt, Flatt and Scruggs, and Fugazi, all part of the new D.C. Vernacular Music Archive at GW.

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International Student Coffee HourThursday, October 30
9:30-11:30am
Gelman Library Room 708 (Global Resources Center)

Please join us at Gelman library for International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
 
Take a tour of the Global Resources center, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!

RSVP: tinyurl.com/IntrnlCoffee

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Will Turkish Soap Operas Change the World?Hosted by: Heather Schell, Assistant Professor of Writing

Wednesday, October 29
5pm
Gelman Library, Room 214*

KISMET
Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, and KISMET delves into this phenomenon, exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women. The film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos, openly discussing rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers’ social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.

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