Russische en Slavische Studies - activiteiten





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WO
7 feb
16 uur

OIH/Bushuis E1.02

seminar

‘Advent of Russian Jihadism: On Soviet Legacy and Historical Memory in the North Caucasus’

Danis Garaev (East European Studies, UvA)

The presentation is devoted to the origin and development of the propagandist ideology of Russian-language Jihadism. It develops the idea that the jihadism in Russia should be considered not so much in the context of the Islamic issue or as a result of the influence of foreign countries, but rather as an example of post-Soviet radicalism, formed on a native ideological and intellectual base. The presentation states that this meaningfully diverse ideology originated under the influence of Soviet and post-Soviet intellectual traditions, which made this ideology so effective in the Russian context.

Locatie: OIH/Bushuis E1.02 (Kloveniersburgwal 48) at 16:00h.


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WO
14 feb

PC Hoofthuis
Amsterdam
k. 5.59

17-18.45 uur


stewardess

Vaktalige communicatie. Casus: Communicatie aan boord van het vliegtuig

Opleiding Russische en Slavische studies (Pools) nodigt u uit voor de lezing van dr. Jacek Karpiński, neerlandicus uit Universiteit van Wrocław.

Een stewardess is niet alleen een persoon, die passagiers begroet en eten en drinken serveert. Een van haar belangrijkste taken is het zorgen voor de veiligheid aan boord. Daarom presenteert ze veiligheids- en noodgevalprocedures en begeleidt passagiers in noodsituaties. De communicatie tussen cabinebemanning en passagier lijkt essentieel om de veiligheid aan boord te garanderen. Helaas wordt ze door een aantal (interne en externe) factoren bemoeilijkt of zelfs onmogelijk gemaakt. In deze lezing worden verschillende aspecten van de communicatie tussen cabinebemanning en passagier onder de loep genomen en er wordt ook op het belang van de gezamenlijke taal gewezen.

Graag aanmelden voor 12 februari i.v.m. beperkte aantal plaatsen.



VR
16 feb

17-19 uur

Pegasus
Amsterdam

tomicka

Uitgeverij Klin en boekhandel Pegasus nodigen je uit voor een boekpresentatie van De idealist van Tomica Šćavina in een vertaling Sanja Kregar

Locatie: Boekhandel Pegasus, Singel 367, 1012 WL AmsterdamOntmoet de schrijfster Tomica Šćavina

Recensies en meer over het boek en de auteur vind je op de site van uitgeverij KLIN - voor vertalingen uit het moderne Kroatische vertelproza

Een vermakelijk boek over instant geluk, het Kroatische eiland Hvar, de uitvinder Nikola Tesla en onze alledaagse stereotypes. Vlot geschreven, met lekker lopende dialogen en stevige kritiek op onze maatschappij.



WO
21 feb

VOC Zaal
Bushuis
Kloveniers-
burgwal 48

Amsterdam



public

Building amidst solitude

Netherlands 2017 | 56.00 min. | black/white | 1:1.66 | 5.1 | Dialogue in Dutch with English subtitles

‘Building amidst solitude’ is a film by Pim Zwier, made in collaboration with the International Institute of Social History.

Zwier’s collaborator Gijs Kessler will provide a short introduction to the film, while the UvA’s Dr. Sudha Rajagopalan will offer a short commentary before opening the floor to Q&A


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WO
7 mrt
16 uur

OIH/Bushuis E1.02

seminar

The Appearance of Saints: Photography as incrimination and religious justification in Secret Police Archives in Romania and the Republic of Moldova

James Kapaló is Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religions at University College Cork, Ireland
In conjunction with the ‘Rethinking Modern Europe’ seminar, Institute of Historical Research 


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DO
15 Mrt

VOC Zaal
Bushuis
Kloveniers-
burgwal 48

Amsterdam

Cosmopolitan Nationalists: Can Studying the the 2008 Student Demonstrations in China Help Develop a Comparative Perspective on Online Youth Nationalism?

Professor Pál Nyiri, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and Dr. Krisztina Lajosi, University of Amsterdam

In the run-up to the Peking Olympics of 2008, a worldwide wave of demonstrations by Chinese students defending the Chinese government from Western criticism took observers by surprise. Why did young, well-to-do Chinese students in the West come out to support an authoritarian government? Since then, we have seen youth mobilised in support of authoritarian leaders worldwide, including Russia, Hungary, Turkey and India. Just like mobilisation opposing authoritarianism, it too largely takes place on social media. This talk will discuss our combination of online and offline research in tracing the dynamics of the 2008 demonstrations and suggest that, with the global rise of online youth nationalism, similar research could be done in a comparative fashion. Dr. Lajosi will offer a response from the perspective of her research on nationalism in Hungary and Romania.


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WO
21 mrt
16 uur

OIH/Bushuis E1.02

seminar

The Danube Commission and its contribution towards the establishment of a European security culture in the 19th century

Constantin Ardeleanu (University of Galaţi / Utrecht University)

The 1856 Paris Treaty internationalised the Lower Danube and by a veritable revolution in international conventional law allowed non-riparian countries to regulate and technically improve the navigation of a river where riparian states would not or could not do it. The institution entrusted to enforce the free navigation principle was the European Commission of the Danube, an organization that evolved from a short termed technical commission into a complex regulatory and administrative body. During the nineteenth century it maintained itself by drafting useful shipping regulations and by carrying out impressive technical works, but its resilience is also related to its acquiring its own feasible budget and complete independence in relation to the territorial power (its supranational status was confirmed by the 1878 Berlin Treaty, which allowed it to have its own flag and to act in complete independence of Romania’s territorial authority).

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DO
22 mrt
18 uur

VOC Zaal
Bushuis
Kloveniers-
burgwal 48

Amsterdam


Russia and the Middle East since the Arab Spring 

Professor Aleksey Malashenko and Professor Michael Kemper (UvA)

In recent years, Russia has once again emerged as a major player in the Middle East. It has close relations with both Iran and Israel and competes with Saudi Arabia as a supplier of oil and gas. In Syria it has been de-facto aligned with Turkey, Iran, and the United States in battling the Islamic State; yet its support for the Asad regime puts it at odds with Washington and Ankara. Finally, as Moscow has become more active in Muslim majority countries beyond its own borders, it continues to have a tense relationship with the once-separatist Chechen republic and with the millions of labor migrants who come from former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

In this talk, Professor Aleksey Malashenko will discuss how Moscow looks at the region, how it evaluates its interests and conflicts there, and links between domestic politics in Russia and its policies abroad.

Professor Michael Kemper (UvA) will offer a response to Professor Malashenko’s presentation.

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WO
16 mei
16 uur

OIH/Bushuis E1.02

seminar

Borderline Humanitarianism? Refugees, resettlement and the development of Soviet Armenia

Dr. Jo Laycock (Sheffield Hallam University)

The First World War and Armenian Genocide set in motion patterns of violence and displacement stretching beyond the Ottoman Empire into the Transcaucasian provinces of the Russian Empire. By the end of the war the region was home to around 300,000 refugees, mostly, but by no means exclusively, Armenians displaced from the Eastern regions of the Ottoman Empire. This context of mass displacement shaped the development of early Soviet Armenia and the wider region in profound ways.

This talk charts responses to the refugee crisis within Transcaucasia from emergency relief to the evolution of co-operative League of Nations & Soviet schemes for resettling displaced Armenians from beyond the borders of the Soviet Union within the new Soviet Armenian state. Though they are ultimately unsuccessful, paying attention to these schemes offers important insights into both the inter-war ‘refugee regime’ and the building of Soviet states in the South Caucasus.

The resettlement schemes which emerged in response to Armenian displacement, I suggest, were not simply a ‘humanitarian’ endeavour. Rather, they were shaped by longstanding connections between resettlement and agricultural development forged in imperial contexts, and the refugee population were instrumentalised in utopian schemes for the region’s economic improvement. They were also a product of a territorialised vision of national identity and belonging common to both Soviet and ‘western’ actors. This talk therefore considers how refugee resettlement related to the territorialisation of identity in a region characterised by diversity, shifting boundaries and a long history of population movement.

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