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Friday, April 24, 2015

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Conference: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 10 Flint Road, Amherst, New York, 14226


Reception: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Lower Gallery, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.


Keynote: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Screening Room, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.



8:00 am – 8:15 am COFFEE

8:15 am Welcome Remarks- Deborah Reed-Danahay, Director, Center for European Studies

Session I: “Representations and Circulation” 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Chair: John Abromeit (SUNY Buffalo State)

8:30 am – 9:00 am Marilynn Desmond (Binghamton University, SUNY) “The Fall of Troy and the Origins of Europe”

9:00 am – 9:30 am Kimberly Hart (SUNY Buffalo State) “Turkish Sunni Transnational Migrations and Circuits of Knowledge”

9:30 am – 10:00 am Alex Caviedes (SUNY Fredonia) “How Prominent is Immigrant Integration Discourse in the Press? Results from a 5-Country Study”

Discussion: 10:00 am to 10:30 am

10:30 am- 11:00 am COFFEE BREAK

Session II: “Security, Care, and Borders” 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Chair: Vasiliki Neofotistos (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

11:00 am – 11:30 am Deborah Altamirano (SUNY Plattsburgh) “The Circulation of Care in Times of Austerity: Immigrant Domestic Workers in Greece”

11:30 am – 12:00 pm John D. Occhipinti (Canisius College) “Identity in Europe: Security Implications for the EU and US”

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Thomas M. Wilson (Binghamton University, SUNY) “The Variable Geometry of Circulation at Europe’s Border and Boundaries”

Discussion: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm-2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

Session III: “Science, Nature, and Identity” 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Chair: Colleen Culleton (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eileen Lyon (SUNY Fredonia) “National Identity and Eugenicist Debates in Inter-War Britain”

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Thomas Dunk (Brock University) “Bear Ceremonialism in the 21st Century: A Comparative Analysis of the Commodification of Nature and Authenticity in Contemporary Europe and North America”

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Scott Moranda (SUNY Cortland) “Crossing Borders to Discover a German Land Ethic: German and German-American Observations on American Farming”

Discussion: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Final Remarks: Circulation and European Identity- Randy Schiff


RECEPTION 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lower Gallery, Center for the Arts


KEYNOTE ADDRESS 6:00 – 7:30 pm

The Screening Room, Center for the Arts


Title: “The EU Challenged: Populism and Nationalism in Today’s Europe”

Professor Ángel Viñas



Welcome by Deborah Reed-Danahay

Remarks by Charles F. Zukoski, Provost, University at Buffalo

Remarks by John J. Wood, Senior Associate Vice Provost for International Education

Introduction by Sasha D. Pack, UB Department of History