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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Queer Reparations of Russia’s Periphery: in non-Metropolitan Time and Space

Lecture | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Veronika Lapina, Wayne Vucinich Fellow, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

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


Guided by the assumption that some spaces more than others produce and are shaped by homophobia, researchers seem to fall into a trap of paranoia, which Eve Sedgwick famously narrated as paying attention only to how systemic oppression functions, thus drifting away from illuminating the ways in which sexuality exhibits itself. Contagious paranoia rearticulates spaces and places - even territories...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: 1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 10:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Elena Danielson, Former Associate Director of the Hoover Institution and Director of the Hoover Library, Stanford University; Gregory Freidin, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University; Edward Kasinec, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Eric Naiman, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Bertrand M. Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Liteartures, UC Berkeley; Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian & East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Alexei Yurchak, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

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


41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference
on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies


1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Speakers:
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Elena Danielson, Former Associate...   More >



Cartographic Materialities: Mapping the Pre-Modern World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 1:15-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library


Keith Baudner, Graduate Student, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley; Jason Rozumalski, Graduate Student, History, UC Berkeley; Grace Harpster, Graduate Student, Art History, UC Berkeley; Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Ricardo Padrón, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia; Valerie Kivelson, Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The History of Book and Reading Working Group, Mobilities and Materialities Working Group, Department of French, Department of English


Friday, March 3

1:15 - 2:45 – Graduate Student Panel, 308A Doe Library
Keith Budner (Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley), Jason Rozumalski (History, UC Berkeley), and Grace Harpster (Art History, UC Berkeley)

3:00 - 5:00 – Plenary Panel, 308A Doe Library
Tom Conley (Romance Languages, Harvard University), Ricardo Padrón (Spanish, University of Virginia), Valerie Kivelson (History,...   More >



Film Screening: “Women of 1915”

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate


Bared Maronian, Director/Producer of "Women of 1915", Armenoid Productions

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


The documentary WOMEN OF 1915 combines facts and emotion to honor these brave women of the Armenian Genocide, many of whom lost their lives, survived to create new lives, or were forced into lives that were not their own. Many women, Armenian, European, and American, also traveled great distances to rescue lives, even at the risk of their own. Among the women highlighted in the film are...   More >

Monday, March 6, 2017

An Evening of Russian Poetry with Kirill Medvedev (in Russian)

Lecture | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Kirill Medvedev, Poet, Translator, Political Activist, and member of rock group Arkadii Kots

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Slavic Literature "Kruzhok", Townsend Center for the Humanities


Kirill Feliksevich Medvedev is a Russian poet, translator, and political activist, as well as member of the rock group Arkadii Kots. Join Medvedev for a reading of his poems and a general discussion on the current political climate in Russia. Born in Moscow, Medvedev’s work delves fiercely into the political apathy of contemporary Russian society and especially the country’s cultural...   More >

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Islam and Christianity in Competition: Armenian Martyrdoms of the Late 12th Century

Lecture | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno

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


On October 24, 1170, a Muslim convert to Christianity called Joseph was martyred by the Turkish Atabeg of Azerbaijan for apostasy in the city of Duin. Joseph’s martyrdom is just one of a series of martyrdoms from the second half of the twelfth century preserved in Armenian synaxaria and homiliaries. This presentation will argue that rather than reflect a climate of religious persecution and...   More >

Friday, March 10, 2017

“Havresc: Stand on Courage”

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate


David Ritter, Documentarian, Director of "Havresc: Stand on Courage"

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


“Havresc: Stand on Courage” is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge of ISIS controlled territory. This small village has survived several attacks at the hands of ISIS militants with a fighting force of twenty two men. With little money, resources or support the people of this village have maintained one of the last...   More >

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Red Globalism: The 'Other' Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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


The study of the Cold War has undergone fundamental transformation in recent years. While most of the scholarship on superpower confrontation has given way to wider notions of a global Cold War, comparatively little attention has been accorded to trans-continental interactions between smaller states, such as the relationship between Eastern Europe and its socialist partners in Africa and Asia....   More >

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Transitional Justice in Europe after regime changes in 1945,1975, and 1990

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights

Institute of European Studies


This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a...   More >



Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Thomas Lahusen, Documentarian and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Toronto

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Harbin, Manchuria, was a temporary, provisional home for several hundreds of thousands of émigrés, who came to live there from Russia, Japan, and many other countries, as colonizers, military personnel, adventurers, or refugees, during the first half of the twentieth century. They were forced to leave after 1945. Many years later, the memory of their previous home has become an obsession for...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Berkeley Language Center


This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database “Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition” that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt...   More >



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Queuing into the Afterlife: The Politics of Branding Buryat Buddhism

Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University

Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of “making a living,” both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its...   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia

Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

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


Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics....   More >

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mongolian Throat-singing Concert

Performing Arts - Music | March 24 | 7 p.m. |  International House


International House


KHUSUGTUN is an internationally revered performing group that performs traditional music from Mongolia, the home of Chinggis Khan. They are especially renowned for their a capella arrangements using “khöömei” or “throat-singing.”
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khusugtun-concert-tickets-31247882257?aff=eac2

Sunday, March 26, 2017

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Performing Arts - Music | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


The distinguished National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine lends its expressive power to a program that includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with celebrated Ukrainian soloist Alexei Grynyuk, and Shostakovich's heroic Symphony No. 5. "Its strings can conjure up a vibrant songfulness; the woodwinds have a fruity, penetrating ripeness; the brass could endanger the walls of Jericho; the percussion...   More >


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