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“Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom” Steven Zipperstein

Steven Zipperstein, “Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History;”

3/29/2012, Rosenwald 405, 1101 E. 58th St. at 4:30 p.m. (free)

Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, has published widely in European Jewish history and literary biography. Among his books are: Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism (1993); Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (1999); and Rosenfeld’s Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing (2008). Continue reading →

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Dimitri Bykov at the Slavic Colloquium

Dimitri Bykov
On Political Poetry

Monday April 2, 2012
4:00 p.m. followed by a reception

Wieboldt 408

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and CEERES

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Danforth and Van Boeschoten : “The Politics of Memory and the Greek Civil War”

April 5, 2012
University of Chicago
Haskell 315
4:30pm
Co-Sponsored by CEERES and the Anthropology of Europe Workshop

The Politics of Memory and the Greek Civil War

Loring M. Danforth and Riki van Boeschoten

Recent work in anthropology and oral history on the “politics of memory” contributes greatly to an understanding of the “memory wars” that continue to be fought over one of the most tragic and controversial episodes of the Greek Civil War: the evacuation of children from northern Greece by the Greek Communist Party in 1948. In this paper I offer an “ethnography of memory” of Lia, a village in Epirus that has been transformed into a “memorial village” as a result of the success of Eleni, Nicholas Gage’s best-selling account of the execution of his mother by the communists after she helped him escape from the village. I analyze local memories of the evacuation of children from the village in 1948, the ambivalent feelings residents of Lia continue to nurture about Nicholas Gage’s book, and the controversy surrounding the village guesthouse built in memory of Gage’s mother. I conclude by considering the interaction of the global and the local by analyzing the comments left by visitors in the guest book of the guesthouse and the efforts villagers make in their everyday lives to mend their social relations and heal the traumas of the past.

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Screening: Cinema Komunisto, Q & A with Director, Mila Turajlic


March 16
1 pm
Location:
Film Studies Center
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
C307

Please join the Slavic Colloquium for a screening of the documentary Cinema Komunisto, which chronicles the fascinating story of Yugoslavian cinema under Tito. Cinema Komunisto played to a sold out theater at the Chicago International Film Festival, where it won the award for best documentary film, and to large audiences across former Yugoslavia.
The screening will be followed by Q & A with director, Mila Turajlic.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by CEERES, the Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Film Studies Center.

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Russian Studies Workshop – TODAY

Please join the Russian Studies Workshop for the next meeting of the on Tuesday,
February 28th. We will be discussing a chapter draft by Natalie Belsky (Department
of History, University of Chicago) entitled “The Challenges of Uplotnenie: Housing
Conflicts between Evacuees and Local Residents at Sites of Resettlement During
the Second World War.”

Location Change: Please note that this workshop will take place in the Social
Science Tea Room!

Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, February 28th, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
Social Science Tea Room (SSRB 201)

The paper and Natalie’s letter to workshop participants is now available on the
workshop’s chalk site under “Current Paper.” If you do not
have access to the chalk site, please email me at nbelsky@uchicago.edu, and I will
be glad to send you a copy. Please also contact me if you have any questions,
comments, or otherwise need assistance.

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Medical Pluralism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eurasia

Workshop

Medical Pluralism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eurasia
March 2, 2012
Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 E 57th St
9am-5pm

Many observers have noted the multiplicity of approaches to healing that have emerged in post-Soviet Eurasia over the past 20 years. Aside from transformations in the domain of biomedicine, these range from healing practices linked to religions traditionally associated with the region (such as Russian Orthodoxy and Buddhism) to those derived from New Age spirituality to self- and mutual-help movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous. This workshop attempts to systematically address some of the questions that arise from post-Soviet Eurasia’s heterogenous culture of medicine and healing.

Papers for this workshop will be pre-circulated rather than presented publicly. We hope that participants come prepared to discuss and provide paper contributors with feedback.

To register and access papers, please contact immertreu@uchicago.edu

Sponsored by CEERES, the Norman Wait Harris Fund, The Dept of Comparative Human Development, The Dept of Anthropology and the Franke Institute of the Humanities.

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Seminar on “Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation”

The 2011-12 Sawyer Seminar on
“Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation”
invites you to hold the date for its spring conference:

LEGACIES OF 1948

Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27 Continue reading →

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Eastern European Career Opportunities for Students

Eastern European Career Opportunities for Students

February 23, 2012
5:30-7:30pm
Assembly Hall, International House
Free food from Pizza Capri

This event is intended to help students find internships, job opportunities and other resources that make use of and reinforce their Eastern European language and area studies knowledge. Representatives of various agencies–including CAPS, the Polish Consulate, the Community Health Clinic, and CEERES–will speak about resources and opportunities available through their organizations.

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Balkan Dance Workshop this Sunday

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012, Ida Noyes
12-1:20 – lecture on Balkan rhythms – Third Floor Theater
1:30-2:30 – dance workshop – West Lounge
2:30-4:30 – ensemble rehearsal – West Lounge Continue reading →

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Russian Studies Workshop TODAY

Please join the Russian Studies Workshop TODAY!

We will be welcoming Dr. Eugene Raikhel (Department of
Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago) and discussing his paper
entitled “A clinical cult of personality? Hypnosis, belief and the therapeutic
economy of Russian addiction medicine.”
Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and we will begin our discussion at 4:30.

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, February 7th, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) Continue reading →

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