December 3, 2016

Upcoming Fall 2016 Events

***POSTPONED***  Collective Memory from American and Polish Perspective ***POSTPONED***

Dr. Lukasz Michalski, Institute of National Remembrance, Poland
Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVa Polish Lecture Series.

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Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., MONROE HALL 124

“The Samuel Lubelski White Slavery Trial of 1914: Human Trafficking, Migration, and National Difference at the Polish-German Border”

David Petruccelli, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

David Petruccelli is an historian of twentieth-century Europe; his current project, “A Scourge of Humanity: International Crime and Policing in Interwar Europe,” explores the emergence of international networks for fighting transnational crime in the 1920s and 1930s. It forms the basis for this talk, which considers how discourses of trafficking and migration drove nationalist sentiment in Poland and Germany during the First World War.

Organized and sponsored by CREEES as part of the UVa Polish Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for German Studies at UVa.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., NEW CABELL 132

Slavic Graduate Student Workshop: What You Can Do with Your Second Slavic Language

Adrienne Harris, Associate Professor of Russian, Baylor University

Organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Wednesday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., NEW CABELL 236

“North Asia between the Second and the Fourth World: Indigenous Writers on the Soviet State and North America”

Ivan Sablin, Senior Research Fellow, and Lilia Boliachevets, Research Assistant, Center for Historical Research at the Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg

Organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Tuesday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., NEW CABELL 236

“Fighting the Fascists through Film: Soviet War Myths and Ukrainian Land on Post-Soviet Russian Screens”

Adrienne Harris, Associate Professor of Russian, Baylor University

Adrienne M. Harris is associate professor of Russian at Baylor University.  She holds the PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas.  She publishes on Soviet collective memory of World War II, gender, heroism, soldiers’ memoirs, war poetry, and Czech film.  She is currently drafting a monograph entitled Martyr, Myth, and Memory: The Dynamic Image of Zoia Kosmodemianskaia, a Soviet Saint.  She was recently elected to the board of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies and she serves as the Vice President of SEEFA, the Slavic, East European and Eurasian Folklore Association.

Organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Thursday, November 10 (note the new date), 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
An Analysis of the Meaning of the Conjunction a in Russian with Attention to Its Implications for Second Language Acquisition and Russian Language Pedagogy

Mark Elson and Maria Ivanova, University of Virginia

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

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Thursday, November 10, 8:00 p.m., Old Cabell Hall

Klezmer Ensemble

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the UVA Klezmer Ensemble on Thursday, November 10th at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall.

Directed by Joel Rubin, the Klezmer Ensemble focuses on the music of the klezmorim, the Jewish professional instrumentalists of Eastern Europe, as well as related Jewish and other East European traditions from the 18th century to the present. The ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the greater Central Virginia community. This fall, the concert will feature music recorded in Ukraine and Istanbul before WWI.

more information here

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Sunday, November 6

Film screenings: The Yellow Ticket (4:00 p.m., Old Cabell Hall)  and A Tickle in the Heart (7:00 p.m., PVCC Dickinson Center)

The two screenings are part of the Virginia Film Festival. The Yellow Ticket is a 1918 silent film that takes place in St. Petersburg. Tickle in the Heart is a documentary about three brothers whose parents came from Belarus, and includes a visit back to the country to search for the parents’ home.

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Thursday, October 20, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
Future Imperfect: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and the Time-Travel Narrative

Reed Johnson, University of Virginia

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

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Friday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
Professionalization workshop: “Teaching Literature”
Dr. Zara M. Torlone, Professor of Classics, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio
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Thursday, October 6, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., 130 Monroe Hall
The Joy of Exile: Ovid in Pushkin’s, Mandelshtam’s and Brodsky’s Poetry
Dr. Zara M. Torlone, Professor of Classics, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio
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Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall
“Echoes of the Great Terror: Soviet Perpetrators on Trial, 1939-1943″:
An International Conference at the University of Virginia

Offering new perspectives on Stalin’s Great Terror of 1937-38 and, specifically, the role of the perpetrator in Stalin’s USSR, this conference features presentations in Russian and English based on previously unexamined Ukrainian and Georgian archival sources by historians based in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Moldova, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Participants in the conference include:

Timothy Blauvelt (Ilia State University, Republic of Georgia)
Igor Casu (Center for the Study of Totalitarianism; State University of Moldova)
Olha Dovbnia, Serhii Kokin, Roman Podkur, and Valeriy Vasylyev (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)
Marc Junge (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany)
Andriy Kohut (State Archives, Security Service of Ukraine)
Nikita Petrov (“Memorial” International Human Rights and Humanitarian Society, Russia)
Jeffrey Rossman (Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia)
Andrei Savin (Institute of History, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
David Shearer (Department of History, University of Delaware)
Aleksandr Vatlin (Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Moscow State University, Russia)
Lynne Viola (University of Toronto, Canada)
Vadym Zolotaryov (Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine)

The languages of the conference are Russian and English. Translation will be provided.

For questions, please contact Anna Maxwell (ask4mm@virginia.edu)
Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) with co-sponsorship from the Page-Barbour Fund, the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation.

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