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Program: Symposium
At Home in Diaspora/Diaspora at Home

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

5:00PM Welcome - Stanford Humanities Center -Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa Avenue
Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Devin Naar
5:15PM Opening Lecture:
Introduction by Michele Elam, Stanford University, Director of African and African American Studies
  • Ato Quayson, University of Toronto, Department of English, Director of the Centre for Transnational and Diaspora Studies: "Urban Scripts and Its Readers at Oxford St., Accra"

Followed by reception

Dinner for conference participants

MONDAY, APRIL 26

9:00AM Keynote Address - Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Bldg. 460
Introduction by Zachary Baker, Stanford University, Eli Reinhard Judaica/ Hebraica Curator
  • William Safran, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Political Science, Founding Editor of the quarterly Nationalism and Ethnic Politics: "Diaspora: The National, the Transnational, and the Local"
10:00AM Coffee Break
10:15AM-12:00PM

Group I: Neighborhood

  • Michel Laguerre, University of California at Berkeley, Department of African American Studies, Director of the Center Globalization and Information Technology: "Global Judaism and Network Governance"
  • David Caron, University of Michigan, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures: "Nearness"
    Respondent: Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Stanford University, Department of Religious Studies
12:00PM Lunch - for presenters only
1:00-3:00PM

Group II: City as Homeland
Chair: Vered Karti Shemtov, Stanford University, African and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures

  • Devin Naar, Stanford University, Department of History: "Salonica"
  • Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University, Department of History: "Bialystok"
  • Anna Lipphardt, University of Konstanz/Germany, Cultura Studies: "Vilna"
    Respondent: Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University, Department of History
3:00-3:15PM Coffee and Cake Break
3:15-5:00PM

Group III: Homeland as Home?

  • Michal Govrin, Author, in conversation with Vered Karti Shemtov, Stanford University, African and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures: "Releasing the Land: The Sabbatical Year"
  • Arie Dubnov, Stanford University, Department of History: "Letting Go of Diaspora: Tel Aviv and the Beginning of Israeli Nostalgia"
5:00-5:15PM Coffee and Snacks Break
5:15-7:15PM

Group IV: National Diaspora and Diasporic Nation
Chair: Robert Crews, Stanford University, Department of History

  • Ruth Mandel, University College, London, Department of Anthropology: "Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany"
  • Bradley Naranch, Stanford University, Department of History: "German Overseas Communities and the Idea of the Diasporic Nation"
  • Pam Ballinger, Bowdoin College, Department of Sociology and Anthropology: "Repatriation"

Dinner for conference participants

 
Last update: 04/25/2010

Co-sponsored by:

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

African and African American Studies

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Stanford Humanities Center

Funded by:

The Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Conference Fund

Shenson Grant