42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - Empires: Past and Present

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 9 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford Humanities Center

 424 Saint Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Humanities Center

42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference
Empires: Past and Present
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street

A century after the collapse of Europe's continental empires, we are living in an age that many contemporary scholars have characterized as still dominated by these imperial legacies as well as new forms of imperial rule. This conference will explore both the historical and contemporary, political, socio-economic, and cultural manifestations of empire and its alternatives. We invite papers that analyze these dynamics in the region, as well as in broader comparative and global contexts, through a variety of methodological frameworks, including historical, political, cultural, theoretical, and literary.


Conference Schedule


10:00am Registration and Breakfast


10:15-10:30am Opening Remarks
Pavle Levi, Associate Professor, Art & Art History Department and Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University


10:30am-noon Panel One
Creating Stability in a Multi-ethnic Empire
Nancy Kollmann, William H. Bonsall Professor of History, Stanford University

Towards a "German-Polish Ausgleich": German Federalism and Multinational Imperialism in the First World War
Mark Kettler, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

From Imperial Outpost to Multinational Capital: The Transformation of Belgrade, 1860s-1930s
Jovana Knezevic, Associate Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Jeffrey Pennington, Executive Director, Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break


1:00-2:30pm Panel Two
Anti-imperial Aesthetics? Exoticism and Estrangement in Early Soviet Images of China
Edward Tyerman, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

Transnational Strange: Remizov and Pu Songling
Jinyi Chu, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

Nikolai Cherkasov's Performance of Ivan the Terrible
Karla Oeler, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Yuliya Ilchuk, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University


2:30-2:45pm Coffee Break


2:45-4:15pm Panel Three
The Anti-empire: East Central Europe in the Modern Age
John Connelly, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

"There is a World Underground": Excavating the Ottoman Past in Turkey in the 1950s
Christine Philliou, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

The Collapse of "Transitional Justice" in Former Yugoslavia: A Critique of Contemporary Forms of Neocolonial Governance
Jasmina Husanovic, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Branislav Jakovljevic, Associate Professor and Department Head, Theater and Performing Studies, Stanford University

4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks
John Connelly, Director, Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley


4:45-5:30pm Guided Tour of "Crown Under the Hammer:
Russia, Romanovs, Revolution"
Bertrand Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Location: Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

 

  RSVP online

 creeesinfo@stanford.edu, 650-725-2563