Indonesia Course/Trip Interest Meeting: October 17th, 5pm, in MC 309

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The Indonesia course-trip is coming back this spring semester, 2014! This time, we will be going to the national parks and marine reserves of North Sulawesi, in addition to spending time in Yogyakarta, Central Java.

SOAN 312: Indonesia and Southeast Asia in Cultural Context is adding an environmental studies focus, in addition to exploring issues of culture, religion, globalization, and more. To that end, it will include a three-week trip at the end of the semester that is divided between Yogyakarta (often described as the “cultural heart” of Indonesia), where we will explore culture and language through ethnographic engagement in the city and with the help of our hosts at Atma Jaya University, and North Sulawesi, where we will explore Indonesia’s biodiversity and challenges connected to human relationships with the environment. Also new this year, we plan to provide conversational Indonesian language instruction to participants.

As always, the course will require a short application, is limited to 10 students, and has been competitive in the past. Expenses will be subsidized by a generous grant from the Luce Foundation. If you are interested, please attend the interest meeting, where application forms will be distributed, and all your questions will be answered:

When: Thursday, October 17th at 5pm

Where: McIntyre 309


Lecture Tonight: Turkish-German Fictions of Migration and the Spectacle of the Other

Hi all,

HalftAs you may or may not know, the University of Puget Sound has a longstanding faculty exchange program with the University of Passau in Germany. Every year, we send a faculty member there for a month or so, and they reciprocate by sending a faculty member here. Dr. Stefan Halft is visiting our campus this month, and he’s presenting a lecture about his work tonight. Dr. Halft is particularly interested in the long transnational connections between Germany and Turkey, and in this presentation, he explores how those peoples, relations, and migrations are portrayed in German cinema. It promises to be an interesting lecture. Here’s the key information:

Dr. Stefan Halft
Turkish-German Fictions of Migration and the Spectacle of the Other
Monday, October 7, 5:00 PM
Wyatt 109

Hope to see you there!