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A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.
A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.
Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html
The Eleventh Annual Diaconal Liturgical Practicum of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) will be held on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY. The four-day program will offer intense practical liturgical training for deacons and lay diaconal candidates. Sessions begin late evening on Sunday, June 25, and end after the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, June 28.
For more information: http://www.svots.edu/events/diaconal-liturgical-practicum
PaTRAM Institute is very excited to announce a special opportunity to work in the US with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in June of 2017. The maestro will lead a workshop for Orthodox singers at the St. Matrona Cathedral in Dania Beach (near Fort Lauderdale), Florida. Vladimir Gorbik is the world-famous choirmaster at the Holy Trinity Troitsa-Sergiev Lavra Podvorie in Moscow and associate professor of conducting at the Moscow Conservatory. The event will culminate in singing the hierarchical All Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.
Find out more @ https://patraminstitute.org/events/
Holy Cross will once again host the annual summer session of the Diaconate Program. The program, a joint initiative of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Holy Cross, is designed to prepare men for service to the Church as deacons.
For more information: http://www.hchc.edu/about/news/news_releases/diaconate-program-2017