40th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - "Dislocation"

40th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - "Dislocation"

Prompted by the current migration crisis in Europe, the theme of this year’s conference is “Dislocation.” Papers presented by Stanford and Berkeley scholars working in various disciplines, time periods, and geographical spaces, will examine the dynamics of dislocation in its various modalities, whether pertaining to individuals, groups, or entire populations.  

Conference Program:

9:30am Registration and Breakfast

9:45am Opening Remarks

10:00am - 11:30am Panel One

“Dislocations/Relocations: The Armenian Century (1915-2015)”

Stephan Astourian, University of California, Berkeley

“Population Displacement in Lithuania in the 20th Century”

Tomas Balkelis, Stanford University

“International Norms and Ethnic Cleansing: the Case of Poland”

Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley

Chair: Norman Naimark, Stanford University

11:30am - 12:00pm Screening: Selections from "Logbook Serbistan" (Želimir Žilnik, 2015)

       Introduction by Pavle Levi, Stanford University

1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel Two

“Dislocating Art:  Eisenstein's Method”

Karla Oeler, Stanford University

“Tell me where you live, and I'll tell you who you are: Using Translations for Comparative Concepts of Meaning and Linguistic History”

Ruprecht von Waldenfels, University of California, Berkeley

“Donbas Disintegrated: War Poetry and Poets From Both Sides of the Frontline”

Yuliya Ilchuk, Stanford University

Chair:  Jovana Knežević, Stanford University

3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm - 4:45pm Panel Three

“'For Our Slavonic Future': Envisioning Czech Settlement Between America's West and the Slavic East, 1859-1873"

Michael Dean, University of California, Berkeley

“The Mental and Institutional Dislocation of the Security Services in 1954 and 1990-91”

Amir Weiner, Stanford University

“Legacies of the Soviet War in Afghanistan”

Robert Crews, Stanford University

4:45pm - 5:00pm Closing Remarks

Chair:  John Connelly, University of California, Berkeley