2007-08 Events

October 8, 2007, 4pm, History Department, Room 307
Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University), “Venetians in Constantinople”

October 10, 2007, 9am-5pm, Encina Hall , Room C330
Medieval Iberia Conference
[Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Iberian Studies Program and the Humanities Center, in collaboration with UC Berkeley]

October 16, 2007, noon, Building 460, Terrace Room
Peter Cole, “The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492”
[Co-sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the English Department, and the Creative Writing Program]

October 22, 2007, 6pm, Memorial Auditorium
Orhan Pamuk (Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature)
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Office of the Provost and the Forum on Contemporary Europe]

November 22-24, 2007, La Sorbonne, Paris
Sephardi Trajectories: Complexity and Diversity of Identities
[Co-sponsored by the Centre Alberto Benveniste pour les etudes et la culture sepharades]

December 5, 2007, noon, Building 360, Conference Room
Olga Borovaya (Stanford University), The dynamics of Ladino Literature from the 16th – 20th Century
[Co-sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies]

February 25, 2008, noon, Encina Hall, Room 208
Klaus Segbers (Freie Universitat of Berlin), “Is Eastern Europe Disappearing?: Reflections on a Concept from a Western European Perspective ”
[Co-sponsored by CREEES, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies]

March 17, 2008, 6pm, History Department, Room 307
Esra Ozyurek (University of California- San Diego), “German Muslims and Turkish Christians: Cultural Racism, Fears of Religious Conversion, and National Security in the New Europe”
[Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe]

March 18, 2008, 6pm, History Department, Room 307
Marc Baer (University of California- Irvine), “Honored by the Glory of Islam: Religious Change in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th Century”
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]

April 7, 2008, 6pm, History Department, Room 307
Hamit Bozarslan, IISMM-EHESS, Paris, “Turkey and Kurds in Historical Perspective”

April 15, 2008, 4pm, Encina Hall West, Room 208
Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University), “Coming Home to the Colonies: Empire and Nationhood in the Italian Fascist Cinema”

April 16, 2008, 4pm, Encina Hall
Amine Kherbi (Algerian Ambassador to the United States), “A new Perspective on International Security”
[Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe]

Spring 2009 Mediterranean Film Festival, Cubberley Auditorium, 7pm

  • May 9, 7pm: 2007 Venice film festival award-winner The Secret of the Grain, aka La Graine et le Mulet, dir. Abdellatif Kechiche (France-Tunisia). Cahiers du Cinema Editor in Chief, Jean-Michel Frodon in attendance!
  • May 12, 7pm: The Trap, dir. Srdan Golubovic (Serbia). Filmmaker, artistic director Motovun Film Festival, Rajko Grlic in attendance!
  • May 13, 7pm: 2007 Cannes film festival award-winner The Edge of Heaven, aka Auf der anderen Seite, dir. Fatih Akin (Germany-Turkey).

[Co-sponsored by the Art and Art History Department, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Forum on Contemporary Europe]

May 19, 2008, 4pm, History Department, Room 302
Ivan Jablonka (Maine University, France), “Child Migrations and Colonial Empires in the 20th Century”
[Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe and the Program on Modern Thought and Literature]