Events

Below is a full list of upcoming and ongoing Havighurst Center-related events. See menu on the left to view detailed schedules of our annual lectures and conferences.

Spring 2018 

Bulgaria focused events indicated by *

Tuesday, February 13th

Film Series: Visions of Bulgaria
The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008, Stephan Komandarev)
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 302

Wednesday, February 14

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Jessical Greenberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Remaking European Borders: The Migration Crisis from an Eastern European Perspective
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

Thursday, February 15

Populism: East European Developments from a Global Perspective
Balazs Trencsenyi, Central European University, Budapest
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 302

Monday, February 26

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Alaina Lemon, University of Michigan
Not a Puppet: Tremors, Tempos, and the Feeling of Being Animated
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

Thursday, March 1

Alumni Lecture: Stalin's Empire--Soviet Propaganda in Central Asia
Jonathan Dreeze ‘11, Ohio State University
3:00pm, Harrison 210

*Tuesday, March 6

Film Series: Visions of Bulgaria
Little Hedgehogs have no Quills (1971, Dimitar Petrov)
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 302 012 (*Please note room change for this film only*)

Tuesday, March 6

Presence Without Identification: Creating Postcolonial Archives after Communism
Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University
5:30-7:30, Irvin Hall 040
sponsored by the Humanities Center

Wednesday, March 7

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University
From Caoutchouc to Galoshes: How to Talk to (Soviet) Children about Class, Labor and Ethnicity
11:40am, King Library 320 (Please Note: Room change)

Monday, March 12

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Krisztina Fehérváry, University of Michigan
Retro Hungary: Nationalist Re-mattering of the Modern Past
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

*Monday, March 12

Voices from the Balkans: Art Songs and Instrumental Music from Bulgaria
recital by Miami students performing music by Bulgarian composers, with Yovcho Cruschev
7:30pm, Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts

Wednesday, March 14

Miami University Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Yovcho Cruschev, soloist
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”
7:30pm, Hall Auditorium

*Monday, March 26

Balkan Blues: Consumer Politics after State Socialism
Yuson Jung, Wayne State University
4:15pm, Harrison Hall 302

Thursday, March 29

Ethnic Crime, Imperial City, and New Imperial History: A Perspective of Ab Imperio's Editor
Ilya Gerasimov, Editor of Ab Imperio Quarterly
4:15pm, Harrison Hall 109

Monday, April 2

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Natalia Roudakova, Independent Scholar
Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

*Wednesday, April 4

Havighurst Center Book Reading
And Other Stories (Writings From An Unbound Europe) and The Physics of Sorrow
Georgi Gospodinov, reknowned Bulgarian author, will read from his collection of short stories, as well as from his latest novel, followed by a discussion of the book and a question/answer period. 
4:00pm, Harrison Hall 109

Books will be available for purchase at the Miami University Bookstore and can also be purchased through Amazon.

*Thursday, April 5

Havighurst Center Annual Lecture
Communism Lived and Remembered: A Dialogue between Georgi Gospodinov and Deyan Kyuranov
Georgi Gospodinov, Bulgarian author & Deyan Kyuranov, PhD, human rights activist, Center for Liberal Strategies (Sofia, Bulgaria)
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 111

Books will be available for purchase immediately preceding and following the lecture.
 

Monday, April 9

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Tomas Matza, University of Pittsburgh
Precarious Care: Psychological Guidance on a Russian Margin
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

Thursday, April 12

Near Eastern Emigres and the Development of the Russian Oriental Studies
Alexei Muraviev, Higher School of Economics
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 109

Monday, April 16

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Rima Praspaliauskiene, University of California, Berkeley
Money, Transparency and Health Care Reform in Lithuania
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

Thursday, April 19

Andre Kamenshikov, founder, Nonviolence International - CIS
The Crisis in Ukraine
Andre Kamenshikov is a sociologist from Moscow, Russia who has worked for over 20 years in Russia and Ukraine at a variety of non-governmental organizations focused on human rights and conflict resolution/promoting peace.
1:00pm, Harrison Hall 210

Monday, April 23

Havighurst Colloquia Series—The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe
Emily Channell-Justice, Miami University
'Don't Trust Politicians': Self Organization Before and After Ukraine's Maidan
11:40am, Harrison Hall 202

*Tuesday, April 24

Film Series: Visions of Bulgaria
The Lesson (2014, Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov)
4:30pm, Harrison Hall 302

Thursday, May 10

Russia's Quiet Revolution: Single Motherhood and Normalized Gender Crisis
Jennifer Utrata, University of Puget Sound
5:30pm, Harrison Hall 302

Friday, May 11

Concerto Competition Recital
Featuring the Trumpet Concerto, by Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian
performed by trumpet student Charles Gately, winner of the Havighurst Russian Concerto Award
7:30pm, Hall Auditorium