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January 2015

  • Wednesday, January 28th Putin's Ukraine: Crimea, Donbas, and Transcarpathia (the Hungarian Factor)

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    Wednesday, January 28, 20152:00PM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    The panel will examine the conflict in Ukraine from three different yet intersecting perspectives. Professor Magocsi will examine on Transcarpathian internal affairs and relations with its neighbours. Dr. Kuzio will discuss Ukrainian regional and security policies vis-a-vis Transcarpathia and Russia’s covert operations. Robert Austin will conclude with Hungary’s Fidesz “Revolution”, Hungarian Minority Policy in the Region with a focus on the Hungarians in Transcarpathia and Hungary’s evolving relations with Russia.


    Speakers

    Dr. Taras Kuzio
    Speaker
    The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

    Professor Paul Robert Magosci
    Speaker
    The John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto

    Professor Randall Hansen
    Chair
    The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto

    Robert Austin
    Speaker
    Hungarian Studies Program, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Sponsors

    Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

    Hugarian Studies Program


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  • Thursday, January 29th Grafting a New Canon onto the Turkish Literary Field: The First Turkish Publishing Congress and the Will to Translate

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    Thursday, January 29, 20154:00PM - 6:00PMNMC Conference Room
    Bancroft Building 200B
    4 Bancroft Avenue
    University of Toronto
    St. George Campus
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    Series

    Seminar in Ottoman & Turkish Studies

    Description

    Translation took centre stage in early Republican Turkey due to its entanglements with westernization and nation-building efforts, especially throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The talk focuses on the proceedings of the First Turkish Publishing Congress held in 1939 and explores the special emphasis placed on translated literature during the congress. The Congress was held under the auspices of Hasan-Ali Yücel, then Minister of Education, and attended by many leading politicians, publishers, academics, writers, and translators of the day who were all cultural agents in their own right. The discourse built in and around the congress on the topic of translation is indicative of the way early Republican intellectuals built a “need” for translation and identified a “gap” in the literary field, long before this gap started to be filled by a state institution, e.g., Tercüme Bürosu (Translation Bureau), established in 1940. Mapping the discourses of the participants, as well as newspaper articles written on the occasion of the congress, the talk will problematize the strong “will to translate” both as translation in the literal sense and translation as a process of cultural transformation.

    Registration is not required for this event.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar
    Boğaziçi University and Glendon College, York University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of History

    Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations


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  • Friday, January 30th Professionalizing Perfume in Eighteenth-Century Paris

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    Friday, January 30, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Smell is fundamental to the way in which we perceive the world around us, and yet historians have scarcely explored either the smell of the past or pervious attitudes to odors. While art historians have extant material artifacts with which to reconstruct the ‘period eye’, the very evanescence of scent means that prospective historians of smell lack any comparable sources with which to deduce what we might call the ‘period nose’. This paper suggests that one route into the otherwise problematic history of smell is through the study of perfume, the product that, more than any other, was intended to manipulate olfaction. Rather than searching for the birth of ‘modern’ perfumery, I intend here to delineate the changing meanings of perfume during the eighteenth century. Besides treating perfume as an objective physical substance, I will also show how it was a subjective phenomenon tied to contemporary understandings of air and smell. In doing so, I intend to nuance and modify Alain Corbin’s influential account of odor. The central thesis to be advanced in the paper is that, over the course of the eighteenth century, perfume underwent a partial transformation. Before 1700, perfumers touted above all else the medicinal qualities of their products. During the 1700s, however, these purported medicinal qualities changed and were partly superseded by entirely new claims to the effect that perfume was, for men and women alike, a necessary luxury.

    Kirsten James is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation is provisionally titled “The Science of Scent and Business of Perfume in Paris and London in the Eighteenth Century.”

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Kirsten James
    Doctorante en Histoire Universite de Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


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  • Friday, January 30th Book Launch: Kyiv, Ukraine: The City of Domes and Demons from the Collapse of Socialism to the Mass Uprising of 2013-2014

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    Friday, January 30, 20155:00PM - 7:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Description

    Kyiv, Ukraine: The City of Domes and Demons is a pioneering case study of urban change from socialism to the hard edge of a market economy after the fall of the Soviet Union. It looks in detail at the historic capital of Ukraine – Europe’s seventh-largest city – with emphasis on the changing social geography of the city, on urban development, and on critical problems such as official corruption, social inequality, sex tourism, and destruction of historical ambience. The book is based on fieldwork and an insider’s knowledge of the city, is written in an engaging style, and is nicely illustrated with numerous photographs by the author. A beautiful city that has been known for its great river, the Dnipro, and for so many spectacular churches capped with golden domes that it was once called a New Jerusalem, is today being devoured by demons of capitalist greed and corruption.

    The author, Roman Adrian Cybriwsky is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, and former Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. He divides his time between Philadelphia, Kyiv, and Tokyo, about which he has also written books.

    Contact

    Olga Kesarchuk
    416-946-8497


    Speakers

    Roman Adrian Cybriwsky
    Speaker
    Professor, Temple University

    Taras Koznarsky
    Discussant
    Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures



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February 2015

  • Tuesday, February 3rd Hungarian Foreign Policy Lecture

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    Tuesday, February 3, 20152:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Description

    Dr. Ódor has been the Hungarian ambassador to Canada since 2014. Prior to assuming this position, he served as the Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as the head of the EU Department of the Hungarian National Assembly’s Office for Foreign Relations, among other positions. He has authored numerous articles and two books related to European integration, including his 2014 PhD dissertation at Corvinus University on the topic of the double majority system under the Lisbon Treaty.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Ambassador Bálint Ódor
    Ambassador of Hungary



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March 2015

  • Friday, March 6th Ethnology and Resistance in Vichy France: A Genealogy

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    Friday, March 6, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Alice L. Conklin
    Departement d'Histoire Ohio State University


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


    Disclaimer:

    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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  • Thursday, March 26th Russia's Great War

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    Thursday, March 26, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
    M5S 3K7
    416-946-8900
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    Series

    Russian History Speakers Series

    Description

    For most of the twentieth century Russia’s Great War was a historical afterthought. Overshadowed by the Bolsheviks’ revolution, Civil War, and consolidation of power, the War took a back seat within professional scholarship as both Soviet and Western experts focused their energy on explaining the origins and rise of Russian Communism. In recent years a new generation of researchers has begun to re-examine and re-evaluate the significance and meaning of the War. Buttressed by new archival findings and freed from the ideological baggage of earlier historical debates they have begun to analyze Russia’s Great War not as a prelude to “Red October,” but as the fulcrum which set into motion a chain of events that transformed Eurasia and much of the world.

    Russia’s Great War and Revolution is a decade-long multinational scholarly effort that aims to fundamentally transform understanding of Russia’s “continuum of crisis” during the years 1914-1922. The project incorporates new research methods, archival sources, and multiple media formats to re-conceptualize critical concepts and events and to increase public awareness of Russia’s contributions to the history of the twentieth century.

    Prof. John W. Steinberg is authoer of All the Tsar’s Men: The Russian General Staff and the Fate of Empire, 1898-1914 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010) and co-editor of The Making of Russian History: Society, Culture, and the Politics of Modern Russia (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Academic Publishers, 2009) and The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Prof. John W. Steinberg
    Austin Peay State University



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  • Friday, March 27th The Lip Affair in the Long 1968

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    Friday, March 27, 20154:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    Information is not yet available.

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Donald M. Reid
    Departement d'Histoire University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


    Disclaimer:

    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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April 2015

  • Wednesday, April 1st Les occupations et les liens entre les deux guerres mondiales **IN FRENCH**

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    Wednesday, April 1, 20153:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

    Description

    **This event will be held in French.**

    Contact

    Joseph Hawker
    416-946-8698


    Speakers

    Annette Becker
    Departement d'Histoire Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

    York University


    Disclaimer:

    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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