Day 1 - 45th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Friday, April 9, 2021
University of California, Berkeley
Welcome and Opening Remarks - 9:45–10:00 a.m.
John Connelly, Director, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Panel One - 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
“Policing the Political Police: Transforming Ordinary Men into Model Chekists After the Great Terror”
Alexandra Sukalo, History, Stanford University
“Yanukovych’s Forefathers: The Soviet Dachas of Mezhyhirya”
Sierra Nota, History, Stanford University
“Documenting Soviet Cities: Film, the Soviet Periphery, and Labor in Soviet Kulturfilm”
Filip Sestan, Slavic Languages & Literatures, UC Berkeley
LUNCH BREAK - 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel Two - 12:30–2:30 p.m.
“Bringing Up Nation: Soviet ‘Ideo-Political Upbringing Work’ in the Baltics, 1940-41”
Kristo Nurmis, History, Stanford University
“‘Comrade Krushchev speaks that no religion is forbidden’: Religious Life of Deported Ethnic Minorities in Soviet Central Asia”
Agnieszka Smelkowska, History, UC Berkeley
“Mankurts and Moderns: Ethnicity as Authenticity for and against the State in South Africa and the Soviet Union”
Hilary Lynd, History, UC Berkeley
COFFEE BREAK - 2:30–2:45 p.m.
Panel Three - 2:45–4:45 p.m.
“A Little Lift in the Iron Curtain: Emigration Restrictions and the Stability of Closed Regimes”
Hans Lueders, Political Science, Stanford University
“‘The Last Berlin Wall[s] in Europe’: Memory, Memorials, and Division in Mostar and Belfast”
Blaze Joel, History, UC Berkeley
“Subnational Consolidation in Single-Party Dominant Regimes: Evidence from Hungarian Mayoral Elections”
Matthew Stenberg, Political Science, UC Berkeley