ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Lecture | September 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Hungary is a member of the European Union and is one of the most globalized countries in the world. Yet, about two-thirds of its population supports parties which reject liberal democracy and are typically described as populist and authoritarian. Next to analyzing the ideology of these parties (Fidesz and Jobbik), this lecture also discusses the compatibility between elitism and populism and the... More >
Lecture | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Konrad Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization; Senior Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany
Konrad Jarauschs book Out of Ashes is a sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. The book and lecture explore the central paradox of the European encounter with modernity in the twentieth century, shedding new light on why it led to cataclysm, inhumanity, and self-destruction, but also social... More >
Land of Freedom and Equality or Land of Oppression and Injustice? Images of the United States in Czech Literature and Culture
Lecture | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
In Czech as well as other East-Central European literatures, writing on the United States and Wild West has a long tradition, which stretches as far back as Josef Václav Sládek or Henryk Sienkiewicz and other nineteenth century writers. Novels, travelogues as well as journalistic texts about the USA and its citizens were written. America was often represented as a land of democracy, equality and... More >
Lecture | September 16 | 12-12:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Irina Paperno gives an account of Tolstoy's lifelong attempt to find adequate ways to represent the self, to probe its limits, and to arrive at an identity not based on the bodily self and its accumulated life experience.
Lecture | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for African Studies, Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, Center for Latin American Studies
During the Cold war, nations and peoples used sport to promote their political, social and economic development. Elites sought ways to confer legitimacy on their dominance. Sport was uniquely positioned between high politics and diplomacy on the one hand and mass politics and popular culture on the other. Because results could be easily measured and profound international connections were formed,... More >
Reception | September 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Please join us at the annual ISEEES Fall Reception with opening remarks from the Director, Professor John Connelly (History).
Imitating the Twofold Nature of Scripture: On the Expositional and Compositional Use of Biblical Elements as Literary Strategies in Old Rus´ Literature (XI-XIII Centuries)
Colloquium | September 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall
First in the Slavic Colloquium Fall 2015 series.
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