May 1, 2016

Upcoming Spring 2016 Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 10:00 am, NAU 211

“More than a Metonym: Katyń and the Future of Public History in Poland”

by Dr. Piotr H. Kosicki, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland

Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His academic writings have appeared, among others, in Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies, and Modern Intellectual History. He has also written for Eurozine, The Nation, The New Republic, and The TLS. He is a past recipient of fellowships from the ACLS, the Fulbright Commission, the Republic of France, the Hoover Institution, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He is the author of two monographs forthcoming in Polish, as well as Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and “Revolution,” 1939-1956 (forthcoming with Yale UP).

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Corcoran Department of History. the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, NEW CABELL 236 (GERMAN CONFERENCE ROOM)

“Using Digital Lesson Plans in the Russian Language Classroom ”

by Dr. Jill Martiniuk and Sarah McEleney

This talk is part of the Spring 2016 Slavic Colloquium at UVa.

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APRIL 12-13: Flight and Refuge: The European Crisis in Global Perspective

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Virginia April 12-13, 2016

Tuesday, April 12:
4:00PM-7:00PM New Cabell Hall 236
Refugee Voices: A Panel with Charlottesville Residents Opening Lectures

Wednesday, April 13:
10:00AM-6:30PM New Cabell Hall 236 Roundtable Discussions:
1. The European Crisis—The Crisis of Europe.
2. Global Perspectives.
3. Consequences and Solutions.

All Events are Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by:
Center for German Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for Global Health, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, Miller Center, Department of Politics, Department of History, Slavic Department, Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, Jewish Studies Program, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Religious Studies, International Rescue Committee, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 4:30 p.m., WILSON 301

“Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems of Northwest Eurasia”
University Seminar & Reception

Bruce Forbes
Research Professor, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

RISES is a four-year research project (2012-2016) funded by the Academy of Finland. The project links indigenous (Sámi and Nenets) oral histories with archaeology, paleoecology and modern ecological and climate studies for a holistic explanation of stable states. We are in the process of producing a state-of-the-art assessment on the relative roles of, and feedbacks between, humans, animals and climate in the structure, function and resilience of past and contemporary systems. 

This event is sponsored by the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, the School of Architecture Innovations in Practice, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Environmental Sciences at UVa.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 10 – THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Klezmer Residency with Ilya Shneyveys and Sasha Lurje

Sunday, April 10, Old Cabell 107, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Hands-on workshop on instrumental klezmer music and Yiddish song.

Tuesday, April 12, Nau 342, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Colloquium “The Jewish song collection of Latvian composer Emilis Melngailis, 1899 -1927: sources, song migration and transformation.” Light refreshments. RSVP to Kristin Hilgartner, knh5xx@virginia.edu

Thursday, April 14, Old Cabell Hall, 8 p.m.: Concert: UVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin, with special  guests, Ilya Shneyveys and Sasha Lurje (Riga/Berlin) in collaboration with jazz students of John D’earth.

Latvian musicians, singer Sasha Lurje and multi-instrumentalist Ilya Shneyveys, are at the forefront of the young generation of klezmer and Yiddish revivalists, leading their Yiddish psychedelic rock band, Forshpil (Berlin/Riga/St. Petersburg), into the 22nd century. Based in Berlin Germany, Shneyveys and Lurje are involved in numerous international projects, including Alpen Klezmer, Semer Label Reloaded, Dobranotch, and STRANGELOVESONGS. 

All events are free and open to the public. 

With support from the UVA Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the Center for German Studies, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m, MONROE HALL 130

“Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time”
Documentary film screening
Written and directed by Alex Storozynski

The screening will be followed by a talk by Alex Storozynski and a Q&A with the audience.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko fought for American independence and was decorated by George Washington with and Order of Cincinnatus. Later, he led a Polish uprising against the Russian Empire. Thomas Jefferson called Kosciuszko “as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known.” Kosciuszko bequeathed his property for the emancipation and education of African-American slaves and named Jefferson the executor. After Kosciuszko’s death, Jefferson walked away from this obligation. Kosciuszko’s will was never enacted.

This film, based on the book by Alex Storozynski, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciusko and the Age of Revolution (St. Martin’s Press, 2010), was originally featured on PBS in October 2015.

Alex Storozynski was president and executive director of the Kosciuszko Foundation. Also a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, he was an editorial board member at the New York Daily News, the founding editor of amNewYork, and a former city editor and contributing editor to the The New York Sun.

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 5:00 p.m., NEW CABELL 236 (German Conference Room)

“Prozhektery: ‘Administrative Entrepreneurs’ and Modernization of Education in Russia
from Peter the Great to Putin”

lecture by Igor Fedyukin

Former Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (June 2012 – May 2013)
Associate Professor and Director, Center for History Sources, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Visiting Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)

Check back soon for a full list of sponsors.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Sociology at UVa.

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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 4:00 p.m., NAU 342

“Sex in the City that Peter Built: Libertinage and the Public Sphere in St. Petersburg circa 1750”

seminar by Igor Fedyukin

Associate Professor and Director, Center for History Sources, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Visiting Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)

Download and read the paper to be discussed at this seminar here.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Sociology at UVa.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 6:15 p.m., GIBSON 211

“The Real NCIS and the Imperative to Counter the Intelligence Threat Posed by Russia, China and Iran”

A talk by Special Agent Andrew L. Traver
Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

As NCIS Director, Mr. Traver leads the agency as it investigates and defeats terrorist, foreign intelligence, and criminal threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps wherever they operate: ashore, afloat, or in cyberspace. Mr. Traver’s areas of special emphasis include developing and expanding strong partnerships and liaison with law enforcement organizations, security services, and intelligence agencies worldwide, as well as ensuring agile, adaptive, and responsive NCIS support to the Navy and Marine Corps’ enhanced security posture and global engagements.

This talk is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UVa.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., NEW CABELL 236 (GERMAN CONFERENCE ROOM)

“Reader as Writer:
Authorial Instruction in Margarita Meklina’s Short-Story Fiction”

by Dr. Kathleen Thompson

This talk is part of the Spring 2016 Slavic Colloquium at UVa.

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TUESDAY 3/22/16, 6:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 132

Slavic Film Series: The Parade

Please join us for the second screening of the Slavic Film Series on March 22nd, at 6:30 p.m., in New Cabell 132. We will be screening the film The Parade, the poster for which can be found here.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., NEW CABELL 236 (GERMAN CONFERENCE ROOM)

“The Development and Legacy of the Mathematical Imagination of F.M. Dostoevsky: Reconstructing the Education of the Novelist at the Main Engineering School, 1838-1843″

by  Michael Marsh-Soloway

This talk is part of the Spring 2016 Slavic Colloquium at UVa.

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THURSDAY, 2/18/16, 6:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 236

Slavic Film Series: Leviathan

Please join us for the first screening of the Slavic Film Series on February 18th, at 6:30 p.m., in New Cabell 236. We will be screening the film Leviathan, the poster for which can be found here.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 4 p.m., NAU 211

A discussion of domestic Russian politics
with Ilya Ponomarev

Ilya Ponomarev has been involved in Russian business and politics for over twenty years. A prominent member of the Russian opposition, Mr. Ponomarev played a key role in the protests of 2012 and, in 2014, was the only member of the Duma (Russian parliament) to vote against the annexation of Crimea.

Attendance is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations

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