Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Seminar Updates

A few changes and updates to this week's seminar schedule: **No readings or postings due this week**

1) Interview assignment will be due on MONDAY, May 21. We will send out another email clarifying the assignment. Also, you should read the final two chapters of Buruma book (6-7) for Monday's class. Please post a brief reaction to the reading and also questions you might have for Phil Shekleton, our guest speaker and associate director of the EU Center for Excellence. I'll soon send more details about his talk...

2) Wednesday's guest speaker is Art Historian and Rome Program Co-Director, Lisa Schultz. She will give you an intro to Dutch art history, the Golden Age, and discuss the works of the "Dutch Masters", paintings that you will likely see while we are in Amsterdam (and in den Hague). 3) Because it is a very busy week, I am going to postpone the optional movie and pizza that we had scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Wed. Movie and pizza night will be on May 30, 5-7 p.m. Mark your calendars. You have two options: "Girl with a Pearl Earring" or "Soldier of Orange". Please let me know what you prefer.

4) Finally, a note from our friend Mirjam at UvA: "Just a thought, but about 3/4 of the Moroccans in Holland are from Berber descent, so not Arab, Since 9/11 their search and self confidence for their own identity has developed and grown. There are more Berber clubs and associations now. This might be an interesting research topic, not much is known, yet."

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