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Lecture: Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History,

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center

are pleased to present:

Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History

In Search of Cosmopolitan Consumption:

Jews, Department Stores and Modern Mass Consumption in Germany

Paul Lerner

History, University of Southern California

Discussant: Tara Zahra, History, University of Chicago

May 19, 4:30 pm

Social Science Research Building, Rm. 224

John Hope Franklin Room

1126 E. 59th St.

Paul Lerner, Associate Professor of History at USC, specializes in the history of the human sciences,Jewish history and the history and theory of consumer culture in Germany and Central Europe. He is the author of “Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930 (Cornell, 2003) and co-editor of “Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age” (Cambridge, 2001) and “Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender and History” (Indiana, forthcoming 2012). He is currently writing a book entitled “Consuming Encounters: Jews, Department Stores and Early Mass Consumption in Germany.”

Please contact Christina Heisser at cheisser@uchicago.edu for a copy of the paper if you plan to attend.  The symposium is in a workshop format, and assumes all participants have read the paper in advance.

The Symposium is made possible through the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund and the Aronberg Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies with additional support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center.

This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Christina Heisser at 773-702-7108 orcheisser@uchicago.edu with questions or to request a disability accommodation.

 

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Workshop: History of Prostitution in Poland, Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted (UIC), Modern Europe Workshop, May 10

A message from our friends at Modern Europe Workshop:

Dear all,

Please join us on Tuesday, May 10 in the John Hope Franklin Room for the next meeting of the Modern Europe Workshop: refreshments at 4:45, discussion starting at 5:00. We are pleased to welcome Keely Stauter-Halsted, the Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in the History of Poland at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her publications include The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914 (Cornell, 2001). Professor Stauter-Halsted’s paper, from an in-progress work on the history of prostitution in Poland, is currently available on Chalk. If you do not have access to the Chalk site or have any questions, please contact Eleanor.

Immediately after the workshop, everyone is warmly invited to a workshop dinner at Tara Zahra’s house.

Address: 5445 S. East View Park #2, Chicago 60615
Phone: (773) 484-7616

If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP to tzahra@uchicago.edu by Sunday May 8 so that we have enough food.

We hope to see you there!

Best,
Eleanor, elrivera@uchicago.edu

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Lecture: From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, May 20

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents

From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean:
The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

By Prof. Sebouh Aslanian
Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at the University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Friday, May 20
6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Open to Public

Reception to follow

Please circulate!

For assistance please contact Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian:
hharoutu@uchicago.edu

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Colloquium: St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature, Mikhail Kuraev, March 28

Mikhail Kuraev | St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature

WHEN Monday, March 28, 2011, 4:30 – 5:30pm
WHERE Foster 103
1130 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
EVENT TYPE Lectures
BUILDING/ROOM Foster 103
PRIMARY SPONSOR CEERES, Slavic Department
PRESENTER Mikhail Kuraev
LECTURE TITLE St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature
CAMPUS MAP maps.uchicago.edu
DISABILITY CLAUSE Please contact the event sponsor(s) if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.
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Conference: Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future, May 20-21

May 20-21st

Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future

Details: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/historicalpoetics/

This spring CEERES will co-sponsor the conference “Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future.” Organized by Profs. Boris Maslov (UofC), Lina Steiner (UofC) and Michael Kunichika (NYU), the conference is intended as a forum in which to reflect upon the methodological potential of Historical Poetics in the wake of New Historicism.

Since the mid-1980s, the intersections of history and the arts have provided a focal point for much exciting work in the Humanities, often identified with New Historicism. At a time of the sustained deployment of historical approaches to the study of the arts, our conference will seek to supplement the new-historicist emphasis on the proximate sociocultural and political context with attention to phenomena that belong to the longue durée of literary history and history of art, such as the formation and evolution of devices, genres, styles, artistic systems and literary fields.

These issues lie at the center of Historical Poetics – an approach to literary history and the history of culture pioneered by Alexander Veselovsky (1838-1906) that has supplied the theoretical basis for the work of major 20th c. Russian literary theorists and historians, including Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Olga Freidenberg, and Mikhail  L. Gasparov.

In particular, the symposium will consider several theoretical hypotheses: that literary form is often central to maintaining and disseminating cultural meaning in space and time; that literary-historical inquiry contains a possible synthesis for contextualist approaches and those which are predicated on the immanence of literary phenomena; and lastly, that a historically grounded theoretical approach to literary praxis may productively engage with a set of questions which other methods (such as aesthetics, Marxism, and psychoanalysis) have sought to answer in universalist terms.

The conference will take place at the University of Chicago, from May 20-21, 2011. For more details please see the conference website:

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/historicalpoetics/

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CfP: Midwest Russian History Workshop, Ohio State University in Columbus, Proposal Deadline January 15

A message from our colleague at the Ohio State University in Columbus:

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, the next meeting of the Midwest Russian History Workshop will take place at Ohio State University in Columbus on April 15-16, 2011.  We will send out a schedule and information on accommodations as the date for the Workshop gets nearer.

At this time, we would like to issue a call for papers.  If you would like to present your work, please submit a title and one paragraph description to the members of our program committee: Nick Breyfogle (breyfogle.1@osu.edu), Mollie Cavender (cavender.13@osu.edu), and David Hoffmann (hoffmann.218@osu.edu).   Proposals are due by January 15th. The normal page limit for work presented is 50 pages.  (If you would like to present a dissertation or book chapter that is longer than 50 pages, please consider summarizing part of the chapter in order to adhere to the 50-page limit.) Accepted papers will be due by March 15th.

We hope to see you at the Workshop.  Please note that it will be held concurrently with the Midwest Slavic Conference, which will open April 14th with a keynote address by Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick of the University of Chicago.  If you are able, we encourage you to arrive by late afternoon on the 14th in order to attend this address as well.

All the best, David

David Hoffmann, Professor
Department of History
The Ohio State University
230 W. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
tel. (614) 292-5576
fax (614) 292-2282
email: hoffmann.218@osu.edu

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Course: Armenian History and Culture Course, Winter Quarter

Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Winter 2011 (NEHC 39500, HIST 27504, SLAV 30902)

Introduction to History and Culture of ARMENIA

TUTH 10:30-1:50

Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian

This 10-week crash-course will survey Armenian history and elements of culture (religion, mythology, literature and music, manuscript illumination and architecture) as well as offer a mosaic of social life, traditions and customs (festivals and feasts, childbirth and wedding rituals, funerary cult) of Armenia. It will also discuss transformations of Armenian identity and symbols of ‘Armenianness’ through time, especially in Soviet and post-Soviet  eras, based on such elements of national identity, as language, religion or shared history.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Soviet and Russian History, New York University, Deadline November 12

NYU seeks ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOVIET AND RUSSIAN HISTORY SINCE 1917

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOVIET AND RUSSIAN HISTORY SINCE 1917
Department of Russian & Slavic Studies and Department of History
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies and the Department of History of New York University seek a tenure-track, assistant professor of Soviet and Russian history since 1917. The position will begin September 1, 2011, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The successful candidate will divide responsibilities equally between the two departments. The position is open to candidates whose research concerns any period of Russian and Soviet history from 1917 to the present, including all sub-fields and interdisciplinary approaches.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2010. All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply for this joint faculty position please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies web site at http://www.russianslavic.as.nyu.edu or Department of History web site at http://history.fas.nyu.edu.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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