The 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2019 is a fitting moment to take stock of the cultural changes in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe over the past three decades and to reflect on the region’s conflicted and contested “Europeanness.” This is also a propitious moment to reexamine the existing analytical frameworks for writing the cultural history of this period, and to consider new possibilities.
Conferences, Meetings and Seminars
This conference aims to introduce Wyspianski’s revolutionary ideas, often way ahead of his time, to the American university audience. Preceding those of Gordon Craig and Antonin Artaud and bordering on what we call now post-dramatic theatre (that is non-linear theatrical composition, disconnected images, overlapping of various realities, and interplay between heterogeneous discourses), Wyspianski propagated a vision of an all-embracing, highly artistic, politically responsive, open theatre.
This event will bring to the Yale campus past Yale Baltic Studies Fellows. These scholars are from Lithuania – those who received the Joseph P. Kazickas Fellowship – and from Latvia and Estonia – those who received the Juris Padegs Fellowship. At the conference, the fellows will discuss their scholarly work after their time spent at Yale.
The event is sponsored by European Studies Council and Baltic Studies Program, MacMillan Center, Yale University; and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.
Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows:
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to invite you to a conference reassessing the frames—conceptual, geographical, and historiographical—in which history of federalism is written. Join us for two days of panels with historians and political theorists on federalist imaginaries in Europe and the Atlantic empires of the late eighteenth century.
The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia workshop, organized by the Program in Iranian Studies at Yale intends to explore the dimensions of the Caspian Sea as a geographical frame for historical study. The workshop asks whether the Caspian functions as a conceptual framework for various forms of exchange in commerce, diplomacy, political culture, forces of dissent and revolutionary movements, movement of peoples, material culture, art, and literature as well as ecology, disease, navigation and maritime culture.
The 15th Annual European Cinema Conference - On the Edge European Cinema in 1939
The Two day conference will explore European films released in the year 1939
Conference Program Notes: http://bit.ly/1939EuropeanConf
Friday, April 5
1:30PM Screening of Children of Divorce (35mm)
3:15PM Screening of Water for Canitoga (16mm)
5:30PM Screening of Department Store (DCP)
7:00pm Opening Reception in Rm 108
8:15PM Screening of Daybreak (DCP)
Second day of the Annual European Cinema Conference.
The conference will explore European films released in the year 1939.
Saturday, April 6
8:30AM Screening of Aktivistit (DCP)
10:30AM Screening of Tractor Drivers (35mm)
1:30PM Screening of Mamele (DCP)
New digital restoration and new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University
3:30PM Screening of There’s No Tomorrow (DCP)
5:15PM Screening of Wilton’s Zoo (35mm)
9:00PM Screening of The Rules of the Game (35mm)
“Of the making of books there is no end,” proclaimed Ecclesiastes, and this is especially characteristic of the contemporary study of education. There is no end to the visions and plans for how to reform schools at all levels, and yet, at the same time, deep dissatisfaction with the state of learning today.
Day 2 of the Annual Conference in Russian Studies
More information to be announced here and on the website
Annual Conference in Russian Studies
More information to be announced here and on the conference website