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Monday, September 8, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

ISEEES Fall Reception

Reception | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


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


Annual ISEEES Reception with remarks from the Director, Professor John Connelly (History)

Friday, September 12, 2014

What's new? What's old? A critical reading of the changes in the discourse about the Armenian genocide in Turkey

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


Seyhan Bayraktar, University of Zurich

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


The Armenian genocide has moved from being a rather marginal topic to a key theme of public discourse in Turkey: due to the higher access of state-critical actors to the public discourse as well as the diversification of voices, remembering 1915 has never been as contested as in the last 10 years. The Turkish state has also changed its traditional denial politics of the past and diverted to...   More >

Monday, September 15, 2014

Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group

Meeting | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


The Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group will be meeting on Monday, September 15th from 1 -2 PM at the D-Lab (356 Barrows). Our group includes students, faculty, and staff. Everyone is welcome regardless of disciplinary or technical background.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beyond Ukraine. Secular State Undermined in the North Caucasus?

Lecture | September 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Iwona Kaliszewska, Assistant Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw

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


The North Caucasus, Dagestan in particular, is Russia's most unstable region where Kremlin's control is severly limited. Activities of the Islamic militants, considered the main threat to Russian authority in the region, are but one sign of a deeper crisis. Recent annexation of the Crimean Peninsula has considerably boosted support for Putin in the area – but not the citizens' belief in the rule...   More >



100 Years Later: What Effect Remains from WWI on the European-American Relationship

Panel Discussion | September 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Adam Hochshild, Distinguished Author, Journalist and Lecturer, UCB School of Journalism; Andrea Sinn, DAAD Professor for German History, UCB Departments of History and German; Eva Knopf, Film Director of "Majub's Journey" (2013)

Monika Bauerlein, Editor in Chief, Mother Jones Magazine

Institute of European Studies, Goethe Institute, Department of German

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Racial-Sexual Ontologies of the Other

Lecture | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Ritual Murder versus Sexual Perversion: Antisemitism, Liberalism, and the Hilsner Affair (Austria 1900)
Johanna Rothe, UC Santa Cruz

Queerphilic Imperialism and Purportedly Queerphobic Occupied People: Kashmir and Indian Islamophobia
Huma Dar, Ethnic Studies

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lolita (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1962): Eyes Wide: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Film - Feature | September 19 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


James Mason falls for a rather underage girl in Kubrick’s delightful adaptation of the notorious Nabokov novella. Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters add their own scene-stealing peculiarities to this pitch-black, comical retelling.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | September 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



“Modeling Moscow: Life, Architecture, and the Composite Shot in Soviet Films of the 1930s"

Lecture | September 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall


Prof. Anne Nesbet, UC Berkeley

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Slavic Department Colloquium.
Lecture by Prof. Anne Nesbet, UC Berkeley

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic State

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall


David Laitin, Stanford University

for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for British Studies


Join us for a discussion of the outcome of the September 18th Scottish Independence Referendum, proposing that Scotland separate itself from England and form its own nation. See website for details.


$0.00

Seats limited; registration open until full. Registration opens August 19. Register by September 25 online.



Blue Mountains (Eldar Shengelaia; USSR, 1984): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 26 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Digital Restoration! Eldar Shengelaia in person. Part Jacques Tati, part Ermanno Olmi, this inspired satire by one of Georgia’s leading directors is a charming and disarming critique of bureaucracy.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Twenty-Six Commissars (Nikoloz Shengelaia; USSR, 1932): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 27 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Eldar Shengelaia in Person. Judith Rosenberg on piano. Set against a backdrop of oil derricks and sand dunes, this impressive silent-era feature about the geopolitical struggle for the control of oil fields is still relevant today. Preceded by 'Work at Oil Derricks' and 'Oil Extraction', a fascinating 1907 look at Baku.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.



The White Caravan (Eldar Shengelaia, Tamaz Meliava; USSR, 1963): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 27 | 8:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Eldar Shengelaia in person. Shephards battle the elements and manmade temptations in this strikingly shot Georgian work, an entry into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Repentance (Tengiz Abuladze; USSR, 1984/7): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 28 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nana Janelidze

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported 35mm Print! Nana Janelidze in person. One of the first Russian films to deal with the terrors of the Stalin era, Repentance combines symbolism and surrealism for this look at a paranoid dictator. “Mordantly funny . . . as artful as it is sobering” (NY Times).


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, September 29, 2014

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | September 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Film Course: Spotlight on Georgian Cinema

Course | September 29 | 1:10-3:40 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Susan Oxtoby; Nana Janelidze; Peter Rollberg; Nino Dzandzava

Trio Kavkasia

Carl Linich; Alan Gasser; Stuart Gelzer

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


A five-week film course offered in conjunction with the series Discovering Georgian Cinema, gives you the opportunity to view 35mm archival prints and learn more about Georgian history, geography, and culture, as well as the stylistic traditions of Georgian cinema, from leading authorities.


$145 BAM/PFA Members, $145 OLLI Members

Register online.



An Unusual Exhibition (Eldar Shengelaia; USSR, 1968): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Eldar Shengelaia in person. A sculptor aspires to a life of creativity, but finds reality—in the form of conformity, bureaucracy, and compromise—far more difficult. A tragicomedy of daily proportions, and one of Georgian cinema’s best-received works.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Will There Be a Theater Up There?! (Nana Janelidze; Georgia, 2011): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 30 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nana Janelidze

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Bay Area Premiere! Nana Janelidze in person. Part historical essay, part re-created biography this film uses the tragic circumstances of the twentieth century as a backdrop for the chronicle of a Georgian family. Preceded by Janelidze’s 'The Family'.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.