Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Helke Sander's dffb Cinema, 1968 and West Germany's Feminist Movement

Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

 Institute of European Studies

Helke Sander was a key figure of the early dffb, where she studied between 1966 and 1969. Returning her political organizing and her films of the era revises three crucial narratives: 1. it expands narratives about 1968 to include the establishment of feminism as part of it (The Tomatenwurf), which is often read as a 1970s phenomenon; 2. it expands narratives of cinemas of the late sixties to...   More >

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Memory and Democracy: Civil and 'Uncivil' Activism for Remembrance in Germany and Beyond

Lecture | November 27 | 6 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Jenny Wüstenberg, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics, York University in Toronto

 Greg Castillo, Associate Professor of Architecture, School of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley; Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture, School of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

Across the country, civic activism is toppling statues in the name of historical justice. The debate over how to confront our racist, colonial, or genocidal past – and the ways history challenges contemporary democratic governance – has recently made headlines. Examining the relationship between memory and democracy, Jenny Wüstenberg’s work focuses on how grassroots actors engage with...   More >

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture: The Life and Death of the Russian Revolution

Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as “the party of a new type” to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialism’s premature demise.