Department of Languages

The Invasion of Ukraine: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium (March 30 – April 15)

An interdisciplinary colloquium on the invasion of Ukraine will be held from March 30-April 5. The colloquium will consist of conversations, discussions, and film screenings led and presented by faculty from departments across the University. The series includes 7 events and will feature a mix of in-person sessions and Zoom talks.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, March 30

100 Hardin Hall, 4:00-6:30 PM

Donbass (2018, dir. Sergi Loznitsa)

Film Teach-In with Steven Marks (History) and Luca Barattoni (Languages)


Friday, April 1

100 Hardin Hall, 4:00-6:30 PM

The Rain Will Never Stop (2020, dir. Alina Gorlova)

Film Teach-In with Maziyar Faridi (English/World Cinema) and Aga Skrodzka (English/World Cinema)


Wednesday, April 6

100 Hardin Hall, 4:00-5:30 PM

Becoming Zelensky: Media, Politics, and Resistance

In conversation with Lucian Ghita (English) and Johannes Schmidt (Languages)


Thursday, April 7

100 Hardin Hall, 5:00-7:30 PM

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, dir. Sergei Parajanov)

Film Teach-In with Olga Volkova (Languages/World Cinema) and Aga Skrodzka(English/World Cinema)


Tuesday, April 12

100 Hardin Hall, 5:00-7:00 PM

The Earth is Blue as an Orange (2020, dir. Iryna Tsilyk)

Film Teach-In with Jamie Rogers (English) and Gabriela Stoicea (Languages/World Cinema)


Wednesday, April 13

Zoom, 4:00-5:00

Geopolitical Mapping and Ukraine: Using Virtual Reality to Shape Reality

In conversation with William Terry (Geography/World Cinema)


Thursday, April 14

Zoom, 4:00-5:00

Stolen History, Stolen Heritage: Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Russian Colonialism

In conversation with Kate Malaia (Architecture, Mississippi State) and Andreea Mihalache (Architecture)


Please see the flyer below for times, dates, and locations.

Sponsored by the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, the School of Architecture, the Department of Languages, the Department of English, the Department of Geography, the Humanities Hub, and the World Cinema Program.