Skip to main content.
Advanced search >
Print

<< April 2017 >>

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Yugoslav Gulag: The Goli otok (Barren Island) Labor Camp, 1949-1956

Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Martin Previsic, Assistant Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

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


The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, over 13,000 genuine and alleged Stalin supporters were incarcerated and subjected to harsh treatment. Violence and hard labor were used in order to politically “re-educate” inmates. Several methods used in the camps, including a complex system of fictional...   More >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PopUp Exhibition: Ira Fink on El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya: Context and Meaning

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Alongside a distinguished career in college and university planning, Ira Fink has assembled a significant research collection of books on synagogue architecture and Jewish ceremonial art. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Fink’s family collection includes one of the few surviving sets of the eleven lithographs of...   More >



Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium: Townsend Book Chat with Diliana Angelova. Intro by Thomas Laqueur.

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders” helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family. Introduction by Thomas Laqueur.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Romance outside Europe

Colloquium | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall


Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group, Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group

Townsend Center for the Humanities


The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. The theme of our event is "Romance outside Europe."


RSVP by April 3 by emailing sokrat.postoli@berkeley.edu.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room


Richard Antaramian, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Southern California; Yasar Tolga Cora, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Armenian Studies Program & History, University of Michigan; Mehmet Polatel, Ataturk Institute of Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University; Aysenur Korkmaz, PhD Researcher, Regional, Transitional, and European Studies, University of Amsterdam; Owen Miller, Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College; Umit Kurt, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Yektan Turkyilmaz, Adjunct Professor, University of Cyprus; Elke Hartmann, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ludwig Maximilians University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The goal of this conference is to take stock of the research produced by a new generation of scholars who have already contributed to the broadening and deepening of our understanding of the past.

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of California presents: "New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies"
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union
University of California,...   More >

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Lecture | April 11 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Katarzyna Stoklosa, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management, Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg; Jussi Laine, Assistant Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; James Scott, Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; Gerhard Besier, Director, Sigmund Neumann Institute (Berlin, Dresden, Flensburg); Steen Bo Frandsen, Head of Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg

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


Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing different perceptions of the Ukrainian-Russian war in neighbouring countries, this book offers an...   More >

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At the Edge of the Nation: The Southern Kurils and the Search for Russia’s National Identity

Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Paul Richardson, Lecturer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

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


This paper takes up the issue of the remote and beguiling Southern Kuril Islands in order to explore divergent and contradictory ideas, convictions, and beliefs on what constitutes “national” identity in post-Soviet Russia. These islands – which are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan – present us with unique insights into the ways in which competing territorial visions of the nation are...   More >

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

One Belt, One Road: Remaking Eurasia?

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF

Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


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

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


“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring 2017 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Lecture | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)


Berkeley Language Center


"Developing Interactive Electronic Materials for Introductory Czech," Ellen Langer, Lecturer, Slavic Languages & Literatures
TBD

"Bringing Tibetan Language Instruction in from the Cold: Multimedia materials for cultural literacy, grammar handouts, and conversations drills," Jann Ronis, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures
TBD

"Bringing Old French to the Modern French Classroom,"...   More >