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CONF.- 2007 Annual SOYUZ Symposium: Program (April 27-29, 2007, Princeton U)

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CONF.- 2007 Annual SOYUZ Symposium: Program (April 27-29, 2007, Princeton U)

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin@Princeton.EDU>

2007 Annual SOYUZ Symposium

Locating "Eurasia" In Postsocialist Studies:
The Geopolitics Of Naming

April 27-29, 2007
Princeton University
Aaron Burr Hall
Friday, April 27:

Round Table: "Eurasia": Old Themes And New Approaches

Sergei Glebov (Smith College)

Russia, Eurasia, and the Mongol-Bolshevik Revolution: in Search of
Non-Eurocentric History

Stefan Wiederkehr (German Historical Institute in Warsaw)
Forging a Concept: "Eurasia" in Classical Eurasianism

Ilya Vinkovetsky (Simon Fraser University)

Eurasia and Its Uses: The History of an Idea and the Mental Geography
of post-Soviet Space

Boris Stepanov (Russian Humanities University, Moscow)
"Eurasia" in the Post-Soviet Humanities: the Politics of Theory

Moderator: Michael Gordin (Princeton University)

Keynote Address

Stephen Kotkin (Princeton University)
Eurasia: Disease Masquerading as the Cure?

7.00-9.00 pm
RECEPTION, followed by an informal meeting with Mark Beissinger, the
President of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
Studies (AAASS).

Saturday, April 28:

9.00 - 11.00

Panel 1. Names And Spaces In Eurasia

Chair: Ekaterina Pravilova (Princeton University)

Steven Seegel (Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University)

Metageography Unbound? Late 19th-Century European Borderland
Cartography and the Geopolitical Construction of Space

Artak A. Dabaghyan (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan)
Renaming Practices in Post-war Karabakh/Artsakh

Abel Polese (Hannah Arendt Institute fur Totalitarismusforschung, Germany)

The Fluidity of the Eurasian Borders, (Mentally) Mapping the Self and
the Other in Odessa

Michael Denison (University of Leeds)

Reluctant Eurasians? Great Patriotic War Commemoration as Geocultural
Anchor in Turkmenistan

Discussant: Mark R. Beissinger (Princeton University)

11.00 -11:30

11.30 - 1:30 pm

Panel 2. Marketing Postsocialist Ideas

Chair: Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University)

Michal Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

The Invention of Postsocialist Anthropologists and Anthropology by

Elena Gapova (European Humanities University, Vilnius)

On (Not) Getting Lost in the Vast Spaces of Eurasia: Intellectuals and
Symbolic Markets

Johanna K. Bockman (George Mason University)

The Economics Profession in Post-Socialist Hungary: The Continuity of
East-West Connections and Practices

Edgar Hoffmann (University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna)

Eurasia Between Cultural Studies and Marketing & Management

Discussant: TBA

1.30: -- 2.30

2.30- 4:30

Panel 3. Economies Of Backwardness And Modernization

Chair: Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University)

Leyla J. Keough (University of Massachusetts)

The Gendering of Migration Management in a Postsoviet Borderland:
Limiting Moldovan Women's Mobility and Legitimating a New
"Backwardness Project".

Neringa Klumbyte (University of Pittsburgh)

The Geopolitics of Provincialism and Political Economy of the Orient
in post-EU Lithuania.

Carroll (Corey) T. Patterson (Johns Hopkins University)

Diverging Pathways to the Periphery: The Case of Georgian and Moldovan Wines.

Alla Kassianova (Tomsk State University/Stanford University)
Between .ru and .com: Geopolitics of the Virtual Space.

Discussant: Ruth Mandel (University College London)

4.30- 4.45


Panel 4. Traveling Ideas: Natural Fusion?

Chair: Michael Reynolds (Princeton University)

Anya Bernstein (New York University)

Pilgrims, Fieldworkers, and Secret Agents: Buryat Buddhologists and
Eurasian Imaginary

Catherine Wanner (Pennsylvania State University)

Missionizing Eurasia: The Global Networks of Ukrainian Evangelicals

Sonja Luehrmann (University of Michigan)

"Only Russians Can Convert the Muslim World:" Eurasian Spaces in the
Geopolitical Imagination of Russian Evangelicals

Katerina Seraïdari (Centre d'anthropologie de Toulouse).
Greece and the 1990 Balkan Crisis: Political Manipulations of the
Notion of Eurasia

Discussant: Bruce Grant (New York University)

Film Screening (TBA)

Sunday, April 29:


Panel 5. Eurasian Spectacles: Identities In Performance

Chair: Cathy Nepomnyashchy (Columbia University)

Joseph Crescente (Indiana University)

Performing Post-Sovietness: Verka Serdiuchka and the Hybridization of
Post-Soviet Identity in Ukraine

Michael r. Rouland (Miami University)
Images of Eurasia: Conceptualizing Central Asia through Film

Aimar Ventsel (Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu)
Sakha Pop Music: Selling the "Exotic" i.e. European in Asia and Asian
in Europe

Aida Huseynova (Baku Music Academy)
Contemporary Music of Azerbaijan: Restructuring "Eurasian" Phenomenon

Discussant: Alexei Yurchak (Berkeley)


11.15 - 1:15 pm

Panel 6. New Borders And Perihpheries: Politics In Between

Chair: Kristen Ghodsee (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Justine Buck Quijada (University of Chicago)
Etigilov between East and West: The Border Politics of Buryat Buddhism

Eunice Blavascunas (University of California Santa Cruz)
Primeval Forest and Relic Dictatorship on the EU's External Border:
Bialowieza, Poland

Tsypylma Darieva (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Locating the Homeland. Armenia between East and West, Between the
"Second" and the "Third World"

Jenifer Patico (Georgia State University)

In Search of Serious Husbands and Sincere Ladies: Power and Meaning in
the Russian-American Matchmaking Industry.

Discussant: Nancy Ries (Colgate University)

1.15- 2.00

Concluding remarks; an informal discussion of the Soyuz's plans and future.

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