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42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - Empires: Past and Present

March 9, 2018 (All day)
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street

Free and open to the public.

RSVP requested.

A century after the collapse of Europe’s continental empires, we are living in an age that many contemporary scholars have characterized as still dominated by these imperial legacies as well as new forms of imperial rule. This conference will explore both the historical and contemporary, political, socio-economic, and cultural manifestations of empire and its alternatives. We invite papers that analyze these dynamics in the region, as well as in broader comparative and global contexts, through a variety of methodological frameworks, including historical, political, cultural, theoretical, and literary.

Conference Schedule

10:00am Registration and Breakfast

10:15-10:30am Opening Remarks

Pavle Levi, Associate Professor, Art & Art History Department and Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

10:30am-noon Panel One

Creating Stability in a Multi-ethnic Empire

Nancy Kollmann, William H. Bonsall Professor in History, Stanford University

Towards a “German-Polish Ausgleich”: German Federalism and Multinational Imperialism in the First World War

Mark Kettler, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

From Imperial Outpost to Multinational Capital: The Transformation of Belgrade, 1860s-1930s

Jovana Knežević, Associate Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Jeffrey Pennington, Executive Director, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00-2:30pm Panel Two

Anti-imperial Aesthetics? Exoticism and Estrangement in Early Soviet Images of China

Edward Tyerman, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

Transnational Strange: Remizov and Pu Songling

Jinyi Chu, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

Nikolai Cherkasov's Terrible Performance

Karla Oeler, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Yuliya Ilchuk, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

2:30-2:45pm Coffee Break

2:45-4:15pm Panel Three

The Anti-empire: East Central Europe in the Modern Age

John Connelly, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

“There is a World Underground”: Excavating the Ottoman Past in Turkey in the 1950s

Christine Philliou, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

The Collapse of “Transitional Justice” in Former Yugoslavia: A Critique of Contemporary Forms of Neocolonial Governance

Jasmina Husanović, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

Chair: Branislav Jakovljević, Associate Professor and Department Head, Theater and Performing Studies, Stanford University

4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks

John Connelly, Director, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

4:45-5:30pm Curator Tour of “Crown Under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution”

Bertrand Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Location: Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Humanities Center, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Contact Email: 
creeesinfo@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
725-2563