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Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Polish Citizenship Model and the Hegemony of the Intelligentsia: A Historical and Critical Perspective

Lecture | September 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Tomasz Zarycki, Associate Professor and Director of Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University

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


This talk will present an attempt at developing a comparative perspective on the Polish model of citizenship with special emphasis on the 19th century as its formative period. As will be argued, the ideal Polish citizen, according to the model that became dominant at the turn of the century and institutionalized in 1918, could be imagined as an intelligentsia member. The persistence of this...   More >

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trauma's Red Carpet Memories: The Sarajevo Film Festival

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Antje Postema, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


The first lecture in the Fall 2016 Slavic Colloquium Series.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ISEEES Fall Reception

Reception | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


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


Please join us at the annual ISEEES Fall Reception with opening remarks from the Director, Professor John Connelly (History).

Friday, September 16, 2016

Uncertain Citizenship: Jewish Belonging and the "Ethnic Revolution" in Poland and Czechoslovakia, 1917-1947

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


Sarah Cramsey, Professor of Practice in Jewish Studies, Tulane University

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


Usually, the creation of the State of Israel is cast as a story that begins with Herzl and is brought to fulfillment by the Holocaust. My book project, Uncertain Citizenship: Jewish Belonging and the “Ethnic Revolution” in Poland and Czechoslovakia, 1917-1947, considers the resolution of questions concerning Jewish political belonging and citizenship in Europe not as the endpoint of a...   More >



Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917

Lecture | September 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Khatchig Mouradian, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor, California State University, Fresno

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


The assault on and the humanitarian resistance waged by Armenian deportees in Ottoman Syria during World War I provide insight into key aspects of the Armenian Genocide. In this lecture, Mouradian presents a multifaceted account of developments in Aleppo and across the network of concentration camps in Ras ul-Ain and along the banks of the Euphrates River, from Meskeneh to Der Zor. Drawing upon...   More >

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon: Imaginary Lines

Film - Series | September 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Join Hayoun Kwon as she showcases her short films in person


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hayoun Kwon Selects: Animated Short Films

Film - Series | September 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We invited Hayoun Kwon to curate a program of animated films that deal with social or political issues. Her selection, including the work of Norman McLaren, Jirí Trnka, and Jan Svankmajer, focuses on films that deal with conflict on all scales, from an escalating fight between neighbors and the delicate balance between a group of men to the destructive hand of the state and of the constant...   More >


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mark Morris Selects: The Wishing Tree (Natris khe/Drevo zhelanii) (The Magic Tree) (Tengiz Abuladze USSR, 1977) | CINEMA MON AMOUR: MARK MORRIS

Film - Feature | September 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The textures of folk legend and striking visual allegory permeate The Wishing Tree, an episodic pastorale set in a pre-revolutionary Georgian village and spanning four seasons in the lives of various village characters.


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Multiplicity of Narrative: The Hidden Subjectivities of Anna Karenina

Colloquium | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Brian Egdorf, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


The second lecture in the Fall 2016 Slavic Colloquium Series.



Recent Developments in Turkey and the Turkish Armenian Community

Lecture | September 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Khachaturian Armenian Community Center, Saroyan Hall


825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

Garo Paylan, MP of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey's Grand National Assembly; Member of the Parliamentary Committees on Constitution and Budget

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, SF Chapter


Garo Paylan is a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party and is a deputy representing the 3rd district of Istanbul in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly. Mr Paylan is also a member of Turkey’s Armenian community and has long been a human rights activist and has fought for the resolution of Kurdish and Armenian issues. Prior to joining the parliament, Mr. Paylan served in the central...   More >

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Electionization and Postsocialist Subjectivity: Women Running for Parliamentary Elections in Mongolia

Lecture | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Manduhai Buyandelger, Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laura Nelson, Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley and Chair, Center for Korean Studies

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


Female politicians in Mongolia navigate multiple conflicting discourses as to what it means to be a proper female politician. They perform new selves: intellectual, morally appropriate, and uniquely feminine in a dialectical relation to the culture of consumption and media; by doing so, negotiate their identities and intervene thereby in the transformation of the politics of gender in Mongolia.



The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | September 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

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


Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian was born in 1956 in Hrazdan, Armenia.

At the age of 22 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of
International Relations.

In 1988 he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR National Academy of Sciences.

Foreign Minister Nalbandian started his diplomatic career in 1978 in Lebanon. He...   More >

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution: Townsend Book Chat with Steven Lee

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of English Steven Lee’s book makes a unique contribution to interwar literary, political, and art history, drawing extensively on Russian archives, travel narratives, and artistic exchanges to establish the parameters of an undervalued "ethnic avant-garde."


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


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


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >



Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews During WW II

Lecture | September 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Center for Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Pavel Lion and Anna Shternshis bring to life “lost” Yiddish songs of World War II in this concert and lecture program. Collected by Moshe Beregovsky and other scientists of the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture, these previously unknown Yiddish songs were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949, and have only recently come to light. This program features the performance and...   More >


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All Audiences

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Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II

Lecture | September 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Free and open to the public. Reception at 6:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) bring to life “lost” Yiddish songs of World War II in this concert and lecture program. Collected by Moshe Beregovsky and other scientists of the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture, these previously unknown Yiddish songs were confiscated and hidden by the...   More >

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


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


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >



Mark Morris Selects: Ashik Kerib (Sergei Paradjanov USSR, 1988) | CINEMA MON AMOUR: MARK MORRIS

Film - Feature | September 30 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This is a film about art and the all-conquering power of love. Ashik Kerib, a poor singer and saz (Turkish guitar) player, when denied the hand of the woman he loves, sets out on a ten-year journey. The film recounts the adventures of the wandering minstrel.


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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