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Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, The Program for the Study of Italy, IES


The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes

Lecture | October 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

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


Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"

Monday, October 9, 2017

Russian Management of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst on South Caucasian and Russian Affairs

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


The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the oldest and bloodiest conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, many states and international organizations have been involved in its regulation, but until now Russia remains the most active party in the negotiations and in the management of warfare among Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Karabakh. This presentation will outline...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 4-7:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Chloe Kitzinger, Assistant Professor, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Konstantine Klioutchkine, Associate Professor of Russian, Pomona College; Sarah Ruth Lorenz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Tulane University; Evgenii Bershtein, Professor of Russian, Reed College; Jillian Porter, Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder

Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature


Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Jessica Merrill, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University; Anne Dwyer, Associate Professor of German and Russian; Coordinator of the Russian Section, Pomona College; Roy Chan, Assistant Professor, Chinese Literature, University of Oregon; Jon Stone, Associate Professor of Russian and Russian Studies, Franklin & Marshall College; Polina Dimova, Lecturer of Russian, German, Russian & East European Studies, Vanderbilt University; David Powelstock, Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Brandeis University; William Nickell, Associate Professor, Chair of the Slavic Department, University of Chicago; Daniel Brooks, Lecturer, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Mieka Erley, Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate University

Anne Nesbet, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Luba Golburt, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Olga Matich, Professor Emerita, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature


Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The US-Russia Conflict: The New Normal?

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

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


Dr. Rojansky will deliver remarks related to the ongoing US-Russia conflict.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

President Putin and President Trump

Lecture | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse


2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gorbachev: His Life and Times: 33rd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library


William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College

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


In his Gorbachev biography William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into Soviet Communism’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, how Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon Communism without firing a shot. Taubman’s...   More >

Monday, October 30, 2017

Romantic Heresies: Lermontov's Demon in Dialogue with Cain

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Kathryn Pribble, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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


The fourth lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.