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Wednesday, January 16

Stealing the Bosnian Census, 2013-2016
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Robert Hayden
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Anthropology
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
412 648 7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

The 2013 Bosnian census figures reported by the central government contain an over-count of approximately 150,000, a number greater than the population of the third-largest city in the country, and probably due to mainly to illegal registrations of non-residents in strategically important parts of the country. While EUROSTAT had devised procedures to ensure a more accurate enumeration, the leaders of the three main ethno-national political communities had opposing interests in counting non-residents, illegally, as residents. This analysis of the 2013 Bosnian census will show that like an election, a census can be stolen by manipulating how data are counted, despite international efforts to prevent such a result.

Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23

Migrations of Culture
An Undergraduate Conference in Modern Languages
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Dr. Katelyn Knox, Asst. Professor of French at the University of Central Arkansas
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Modern Language Department
Contact:
Prof. Giuseppina Mecchia
Contact Email:
mecchia@pitt.edu

Share your research with other undergraduate students! Get real feedback on a paper! Gain conference experience for work or graduate school! Interested? Then send an abstract to a biannual undergraduate research conference hosted by the Modern Languages Departments at the University of Pittsburgh on March 2223, 2019. Abstracts should be sent to mecchia@pitt.edu by January 5, 2019.

The papers should address the concept of cultural migrations in the broadest sense of the term, that is, immigrations and emigrations in real and virtual spaces linked to the movements of people(s), language(s) and culture(s). We are looking for multiple disciplinary, geographic, and historical perspectives on the conflicts and opportunities created by the shifting flows of populations, languages and cultural traditions throughout the ages and in the contemporary world.

The language of the conference is English but we welcome papers addressing Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian languages and cultures.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Katelyn Knox, Asst. Professor of French at the University of Central Arkansas, author of Race on Display in 20th and 21st Century France (University of Liverpool Press, 2016).

Topics could include:
▪ Multilingual societies and their conflicts ("language wars") and advantages
▪ Linguistic landscapes and their evolution
▪ Translation as a political tool ▪ Literatures of the diaspora
▪ Circulation of texts through multiple areas and in multiple languages
▪ Travel literature through the ages
▪ Exiles, migrants, and refugees
▪ Processes of acculturation
▪ The politics of cultural production
▪ Films and the problems of cultural translation

Papers should be twenty minutes long. Papers will be selected by a selection committee staffed by undergraduates from the University of Pittsburgh. Students who submit abstracts will be notified about acceptance by January 20 2019. All inquiries can be directed to Prof. Giuseppina Mecchia, at mecchia@pitt.edu.

Limited travel subsidies will be available!

Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30

Symposium | Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging work based on field research in postsocialist countries, including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Soyuz is an interest group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and an official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). The Soyuz symposium has met annually since 1991 and offers an opportunity for scholars to interact in a more personal setting. More information on the Soyuz Research Network can be found at http://soyuz.americananthro.org/symposium/.

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6

American Hungarian Educators Association - 44th Annual Conference
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Friday, April 12

European & Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and GOSECA
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus. After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.