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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: “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929, Modern Europe Workshop, March 29

The first meeting of the Spring Quarter on Tuesday, March 29 in the John Hope Franklin Room (refreshments at 4:45, discussion at 5:00).

Julia Fein will present Chapter Five of her dissertation, entitled “Our Land is Great and Rich but Extremely Little Studied”: Siberia, State Planning, and the Krasnoyarsk Museum as Milieu, 1905-1929.

The paper will be posted on Chalk towards the end of break.

For more information, contact Eleanor Rivera.

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Workshop: “Was the Outbreak of Second World World in Europe Inevitable”, Gabriel Gorodetsky, Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop, February 15

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“The Battle For Prague: The Export of Soviet Culture and Its Reception in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1948,” Rachel Applebaum, Tuesday January 25, 4:30pm

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the Modern Europe workshop is Tuesday January 25 at 5 pm in the John Hope Franklin room (SS 224).  We will be discussing a chapter from Rachel Appelbaum’s dissertation: “The Battle For Prague: The Export of Soviet Culture and Its Reception in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1948.”  This is the first chapter in Rachel’s dissertation, “Friendship of the Peoples: Soviet-Czechoslovak Social and Cultural Relations From the Battle for Prague to the Prague Spring, 1945-1969.”  The paper, as well as an appendix of images of the art exhibit discussed in the paper, is already posted under Current Paper on Chalk.  If you do not have access to Chalk, please e-mail me and I will forward you a copy.

As usual, refreshments will begin 15 minutes prior at 4:45 pm.

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Presentation: “The Value of a Ruble: A Social History of Money in Postwar Soviet Russia”

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the Modern Europe workshop is Tuesday 23 November at 5 pm in the John Hope Franklin room. We will be discussing Kristy Ironside’s draft of her dissertation proposal, “The Value of a Ruble: A Social History of Money in Postwar Soviet Russia”. The paper is already posted under “Current Paper” on Chalk. If you do not have access to Chalk, please e-mail Kristi and she will forward you a copy. As usual, refreshments will begin 15 minutes prior at 4:45 pm.

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Graduate Student Workshops’ Calendars

Modern Europe Graduate Student Workshop meets every other Tuesday at 5pm.

Clinical Ethnography Graduate Student Workshop meets every other Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Anthropology of Europe Graduate Student Workshop meets every other Thursday at 4:30pm

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Modern Europe Graduate Student Workshop Event/Presentation Calendar Now Available

The following message comes to CEERES from the Modern Europe Graduate Student Workshop:

Below is the schedule for the Modern Europe workshop 2010-2011. We will meet at 5:00 on the dates listed; refreshments will begin 15 minutes prior. Papers will be posted under “Current Paper” on Chalk approximately one week before workshop, or as early as possible.  If you do not have access to Chalk, please e-mail me and I will send you a copy of the paper. Please check Chalk for any changes to the schedule over the course of the year.

FALL
October 5 – Joachim Haeberlen
October 26 – Jennifer Amos
November 9 – Sara Hume
November 23 – Kristy Ironside
December 7 – Elizabeth McGuire (UC Berkeley)

WINTER
January 11 – Ke-chin Hsia
January 25 – Rachel Applebaum
February 8 – Eleanor Rivera
February 22 – Barry Haneberg
March 8 – Leah Goldman

SPRING

March 29 – Julia Fein
April 12 – Emily Lord Fransee
April 26 – Emily Marker
May 10 – Keely Stauter-Halsted (UIC)
May 24 – TBA

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Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop: “Legends and Facts: Novyi mir and the Epistemology of the Thaw,” June 1

Denis Kozlov (Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Canada) will present a draft of his paper, “Legends and Facts: Novyi mir and the Epistemology of the Thaw,” at the Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop.

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday 1 June. Location: John Hope Franklin Room (224) of the Social Sciences Building.

For a copy of the paper, please contact Kristy Ironside, ironsidek [at] uchicago.edu.

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Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop: “Creating an International Moral Compass: Part I–The Genocide Convention (1945-1948)” Jennifer Amos, May 4

Jennifer Amos will present a chapter of her dissertation, “Creating an International Moral Compass: Part I — The Genocide Convention (1945-1948)” at the Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop on Tuesday 4 May from 4:30-6:00 pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (224) of the Social Sciences Building.  The paper is already up on Chalk under “current papers”. If you do not have access to Chalk, please contact Kristy Ironside (ironsidek [at] uchicago.edu).  Drinks and refreshments will begin before the workshop around 4:15 pm.

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Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop: “The Impossible Vanishing Point: Societal Differentiation in Imperial Germany,” March 30

Benjamin Ziemann (University of Sheffield) will present his paper “The
Impossible Vanishing Point: Societal Differentiation in Imperial Germany” in an
extra session of the Modern European and Russian Studies Workshop on Tuesday 30
March from 4:30-6:00 pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (224) of the Social
Sciences Buildin
g (1126 E. 59th Street).

Drinks and refreshments will begin at 4:15pm.

For a copy of the paper, please email Kristy Ironside, ironsidek [at] uchicago.edu

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