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Friday, October 5, 2018

Claims of Armenian-ness in Turkey: An Ethnography of Identification and Boundary-Making

Lecture | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Hrag Papazian, Doctoral Student, Oxford University; Visiting Lecturer, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, USC Institute of Armenian Studies

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


Armenian identity in Turkey has recently been going through a process of diversification. Whereas the long-established Christian Armenian community was for decades the sole explicit bearer of 'Armenian-ness' in the country, that monopoly is now challenged by ‘newcomers.’ The latter are Muslim citizens of Turkey, either by only categorization or by also belief, who self-identify as Armenians, and...   More >

Monday, October 8, 2018

Psoy Korolenko: concert by the Russian avant-garde pianist and singer

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Psoy performs his own and others' songs, accompanying himself to keyboard instruments, mainly a Casio synthesizer in accordion timbre. Experimenting with quite various song traditions he sings in about six or seven languages, most frequently in Russian, Yiddish, English and French.

Free and open to the public

Thursday, October 11, 2018

From One War to Another. The Armenian Experience and Its Impact on Germany

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Raymond Kévorkian, Emeritus director of research, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German society has long been characterized by Germany’s commitment to the Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan Ihrig’s two books, have opened new avenues for studying the...   More >



Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Lecture | October 11 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies


Jason Wittenberg is associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley and a former Academy Scholar at Harvard University. He is the co-author of Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust (Cornell, 2018). His first book, Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge, 2006), won the 2009 Hubert...   More >


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago: The Story and Songs of the Rediscovered 1905 Musical Stempenyu

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


In June of 1905, Sholem Aleichem—author of the Tevye Stories—met in Warsaw with theater producers Spivakovsky and Adler, and agreed to pen adaptations of his fiction works for theatrical production on stages throughout the Russian Empire. Only a few months later, caught in the anti-Jewish violence that accompanied the outbreak of the 1905 Revolution, Aleichem quickly made plans to flee Russia...   More >


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Lecture | October 25 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies


Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. He is the author of Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz, along with several other well-respected scholarly works on the Holocaust and genocide, including Hitler’s Army, Germany’s War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories and Erased: Vanishing Traces of...   More >


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Friday, October 26, 2018

2018 Human Rights Fellowship Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 215 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Heba Alnajada; Safa Ansari-Bayegan; Pieter Baker; Karin Bashir; Tania Docarmo; Derrika Hunt; Seigi Karasaki; Jennifer Jones; Bernadette Lim; Sammy Mehtar; Sophie Perl; Raed Rafei; Olivia Rempel; Aleksandra Simonova; Mavis Siu; Yasemin Taskin-Alp; Levi Vonk

Human Rights Center


Our 2018 Fellows have returned from their summer fieldwork and will discuss pressing human rights topics at our annual Human Rights Fellowship Conference. Enjoy brief TED-style talks and panel
discussions related to racial injustice and the death penalty, child
labor, the mental health effects of separating families at the
U.S./Mexico border as well as inspirational lessons from human rights...   More >


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