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From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: East Germany, the Soviet Bloc, and Israel, 1949-1989
Lecture | April 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Titos 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 >
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 Berkeleys College of Environmental Design and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Finks 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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall
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
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.
Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The seventh lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
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
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 >
Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
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 >
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
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.
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The eighth and final lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
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 >
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
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