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The Contest in Context: Red-Black Thread Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars & Zain Abdullah (virtual)

Haverford, PA
Red-Black Thread explores the construction of black identity not from the traditional Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the Atlantic but rather from the Russophone idiom of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Commission… read more

The Contest of the Fruits Book Launch with Slavs and Tatars (in-person)

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the official book launch for the Haverford College and MIT Press publication The Contest of the Fruits.

The Contest in Context: Storytelling, Self-ethnography, and Solidarity: Uyghur Film in Focus (virtual)

Haverford, PA
Join us for a virtual screening program and discussion on contemporary Uyghur film culture with directors Suli Kurban and Memtjan Semet, moderated by Anthropologist Darren Byler and Project Liaison Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein.
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Past Events

The Contest of the Fruits Opening Reception with Slavs and Tatars (in-person)

The Contest of the Fruits Opening Reception with Slavs and Tatars (in-person)

Haverford, PA
The Contest of the Fruits takes a nineteenth-century Uyghur allegorical poem as the point of departure for investigations into language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world. It includes a virtual series, publication, new animation work, and exhibition at Hav…
Friday, September 10 2021 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

The Contest in Context: From Chaghatay to Rhythm and Rhyme (virtual)

The Contest in Context: From Chaghatay to Rhythm and Rhyme (virtual)

Haverford, PA
Join us for an intergenerational roundtable discussion on Uyghur language preservation with rapper Nashtarr and linguistic anthropologist Gülnar Eziz, moderated by social historian Eric Schluessel and Project Liaison Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein. We will explore the work being done by Uyghur scholar…
Thursday, September 30 2021 4:30 PM 6:00 PM

The Contest of the Fruits: Transliterative Tease Lecture-Performance (virtual + in-person)

The Contest of the Fruits: Transliterative Tease Lecture-Performance (virtual + in-person)

Philadelphia, PA
Through the lens of phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, Transliterative Tease explores the potential for transliteration – the conversion of scripts – as a strategy equally of resistance and research into notions such as identity politics, colonialism, and faith. The lecture-performance f…
Tuesday, September 14 2021 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

The Contest in Context: Slavs and Tatars Studio Visit & The Origins of The Contest of the Fruits

The Contest in Context: Slavs and Tatars Studio Visit & The Origins of The Contest of the Fruits

Philadelphia, PA
Join Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) for a studio tour with Slavs and Tatars on Monday, June 29. Experience a virtual visit to Slavs & Tatars studio in Be…
Monday, June 29 2020 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Slavs and Tatars: Bacteria Bar (in-person)

Slavs and Tatars: Bacteria Bar (in-person)

Philadelphia, PA
Bacteria Bar is a pop-up exhibition by Slavs and Tatars at Twelve Gates Arts with fresh Ayran and snacks served. Join us for opening night on Friday, October 15. This exhibition will run from October 15- December 18, 2021 and is part of The Contest of the Fruits Exhibits & Events.  Slavs and Tatar…
Friday, October 15 2021 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Introducing The Contest of the Fruits: Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars

Introducing The Contest of the Fruits: Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars

Philadelphia, PA
Join Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) for an evening with Slavs and Tatars on Wednesday, February 5. Following a welcome reception, Slavs and Tatars will p…
Wednesday, February 5 2020 5:45 PM 7:30 PM

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