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Friday, March 3, 2017

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms


Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly


From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >



41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: 1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Elena Danielson, Former Associate Director of the Hoover Institution and Director of the Hoover Library, Stanford University; Gregory Freidin, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University; Edward Kasinec, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Eric Naiman, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Bertrand M. Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Liteartures, UC Berkeley; Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian & East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Alexei Yurchak, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies: Stanford University


41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference
on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies


1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Speakers:
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Elena Danielson, Former Associate...   More >

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms


Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly


From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >



Project Kickoff Conference: The Middle Ages in the Wider World

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall


Carol Symes, Professor of Medieval & Global Studies, University of Illinois

Joaneath Spicer, Curator, Walters Art Museum; Asad Ahmed, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Geoffrey Koziol, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Ignacio Navarrete, Professor of Spanish, UC Berkeley

Medieval Studies Program


Day-long conference initiating a new UC Multicampus Research Project on "The Middle Ages in the Wider World" aiming to foster research and pedagogical innovation connecting and comparing Eurasia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 500 to 1500 CE. Townsend Center for the Humanities, March 4, 2017 9am-7pm, general public welcome

Thursday, March 16, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex


Louis DePaor, National University of Ireland, Galway

Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of English


Program is subject to change.

5:00-6:15 PM Opening Plenary: Louis De Paor (NUI Galway)
6:30 – 7:30ish: Special reception for the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program

Friday, March 17, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex


Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences


The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

9-10:30
Philip...   More >

Saturday, March 18, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 18 | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex


Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences


The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 19 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex


Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences


The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.