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Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, "Babylonian Tower," 2012.
[Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36]
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2013-2014 Events

Ab Imperio Workshop Series  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Monday, 11/18 10:00 AM to Tuesday, 11/19 2:30 PM
  • Campus Address: Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 S Morgan St
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: http://huminst.las.uic.edu
  • Phone: 312-996-6354

The SEE NEXT working group session for November will take place November 19 from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM in the Institute for the Humanities.  These panels are day two of the conference “When Postcolonial Meets Postimperial:  Cross-Disciplinary Workshops Across the Atlantic.”

Conference sessions on November 18 will take place in 1501 University Hall.

Conference sessions on November 19 will take place in the Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, lower level Stevenson Hall.

Schedule for November 18 and November 19:

Monday, November 18
(1501 University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St.)

10:00−12:00, Panel 1. The Archaeology of Imperial Crossroads and Post-imperial Expressions

Krishan Kumar (University Professor, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia)

How Do We Think About the Impact of Empire in the Metropoles of Former Imperial Societies?”

Colleen McQuillen (Associate Professor, Slavic & Baltic Department, UIC)

“Street Art vs. Protest Action: The Rise of Graffiti and the Fall of a Subculture in Post-Soviet Russia”

Ab Imperio discussant: Alexander Semyonov (Professor, Dean, Faculty of History, National Research University−Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia)

12:30−2:30, Panel 2. The Scandal of the Imperial Encounter

Keely Stauter-Halsted (Professor and Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in the History of Poland, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago)

“Prostitution as a Violation of National Purity”

Ilya Gerasimov (Executive Editor, Ab Imperio)

“Diversity is Not a Vice: A Secret Story of a Patriarchal Metropolis”

Ab Imperio discussant: Alexander Semyonov (Professor, Dean, Faculty of History, National Research University−Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia)

2:30- 3:30 Lunch Break

3:30−5:30, Panel 3. The Mental Mapping of Spaces beyond the Empire−Nation Opposition: Regionalism

Rama Sundari Mantena (Associate Professor of History, University

of Illinois at Chicago)

Sites of Political Modernity: Regionalism and Public Life in Colonial India”

Sergey Glebov (Assistant Professor, History Department, Smith College and Amherst College)

“In Search of a Modern Site: Siberian Regionalists between the Imperial and the National”

Ab Imperio discussant: Alexander Semyonov (Professor, Dean, Faculty of History, National Research University−Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia)

Tuesday, November 19:

(Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan)

10:00−12:00, Panel 4: Postcolonial and Postimperial Entanglements of Nationalisms and Universalisms

Marina Mogilner (Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in RusĀ­sian and East European Intellectual History, Associate ProfesĀ­sor of History, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago)

“The Postimperial Jewish Nation: City as a Temptation and City as a Threat in Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Zionist Bildung”

 Liliana Riga (Program Director, MSc in Global Social Change Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh)

“Remaking Empire: Institutional Templates, Practices, and Universalisms”

Ab Imperio discussant: Alexander Semyonov (Professor, Dean, Faculty of History, National Research University−Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia)

12:30−2:30, Panel 5

Moderated Discussion: When Exactly Does Postcolonial End and Postimperial Begin?

Moderator: Alexander Semyonov (Professor, Dean, Faculty of History, National Research University−Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg)

Organizers

Marina Mogilner,  UIC History
Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History
 
Keely Stauter-Halsted, UIC History

Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies

Colleen McQuillen,
UIC Slavic & Baltic Languages and Literatures

Malgorzata Fidelis
,
UIC History  

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

The Crown Family Professor Of Jewish Studies, Northwestern University
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