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Events Archive

2012-13

FALL 2012

Wednesday, September 19
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Ballets Russes” (2005, 118 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

nsuetinTuesday, September 25
Kruzhok Meeting
Hydrogen Oxygenovich: The Construction of Scientific Russian
Michael Gordin, History
Discussant: Philip Gleissner, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wednesday, September 26
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“The Red Shoes” (1948, 133 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Wednesday, October 3
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Children of Theater Street” (1977, 90 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

MendrasTuesday, October 9, 2012
Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State
Marie Mendras, Sciences PO University and the National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

 

Wednesday, October 10
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Ballerina(2009, 77 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Tuesday, October 16
Rana Dasgupta, Whitney J. Oates Fellow at Princeton
"Writing From Ignorance: a British-Indian Novelist in Bulgaria,"
 4:30 pm
211 Dickinson
Cosponsored by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Wednesday, October 17
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Anyuta” (1982, 67 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Friday, October 19
Leningrad: From Archival Research to Art

Igor Vishnevetsky, Poet and Writer (Moscow)
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne
Cosponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

nsuetinTuesday, October  23
Kruzhok Meeting
Waking the Sleeping and Akademgorodok – A Place and a Face of Soviet Post-Stalinist Science
Ksenia Tatarchenko, History of Science
Discussant: Petre Petrov, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wednesday, October 24
"Three Visions of Empire in the last years of the Russian Empire"
6 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, October 24
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Dancing for Mr B: 6 Balanchine Ballerinas (1989, 82 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Princeton School of Architecture
:A Round Table: Soviet Secret Cities during the Cold War
Jean-Louis Cohen,Institute of Fine Arts/New York University
,Michael Gordin. History
Xenia Vytuleva, Columbia University
5 p.m.
Location: TBA

nsuetinWednesday, November 7
Kruzhok Meeting
Cyborgs in the Kitchen: The Making of Socialist Consumers Inside the Soviet Home
Diana K. West, Architecture
Discussant: TBA

Wednesday, November 7
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Bauer’s Dying Swan” (1916, 45 min); “Les Noces” (2002, 30 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Tuesday, November 13
Russia through the Looking Glass: Mythologies and Realities of the Post-Soviet Civil Society
Irina Prokhorova, New Literary Observer Magazine and Publishing
4:30 p.m.
Aaron Burr Hall 216
Cosponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wednesday, November 14
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
Alexei Ratmansky’s “Bolt” (2007, 145 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Wednesday, November 28
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Giselle’s Mania” (1995, 100 min., dir. Alexei Uchitel)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

 

Friday, November 30
Symposium on Russia and the Rule of Law
The Trials of Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Bowl 16 Roberston Hall
1:30-6 p.m.

Panelists: Jeffrey Kahn, Southern Methodist University; Pavel Khodorkovsky, Institute of Modern Russia; Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Film: Khodorkovsky (2011). A public screening of the critically acclaimed documentary that chronicles Mikhail Khodorkovsky's transformation from a self-proclaimed socialist to a fully realized capitalist and recounts the stunning turn of events that made him one of the world's most famous political prisoners, followed by a discussion with writer/director Cyril Tuschi.

Chaired by Serguei Oushakine, Behrman Associate Professor in the Humanities, Departments of Anthropology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University.

The symposium is presented by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

nsuetinTuesday, December 4
Kruzhok Meeting
Laughter and the Phenomenology of Communist Window Shopping

Anna Katsnelson, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Discussant: Daniil Leiderman, Art and Archeology

Wednesday, December 5
Russian Film Series: Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film
“Nureyev: A Documentary” (2000, 90 min.)
7 p.m.
010 East Pyne

SPRING 2013

February 8-9
Workshop
The End of the Story? Problems and Perspectives of East European Literary Studies
Directors:Irena Grudzinska-Gross, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Serguei Oushakine, Slavic Langauges and Literatures/Anthropology; and Andrzej Tymowski, American Council of Learned Societies
9 a.m. -
February 8: 219 Aaron Burr Hall
February 9: 216 Aaron Burr Hall

February 12
Protest Movements and Cultural Policies in Today's Russia

Artem Troitsky, Moscow State University
4:30 p.m.
Lewis Library, Room 138

February 13 
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Iakov Protazanov, Aelita, (1924)

 


nsuetinFebruary 19
Kruzhok Meetings
Presenter: Franziska C. Exeler (History) Punishment, Retribution, Justice: Means and Meaning in Post-Occupation Soviet Belorussia
Discussant: Anna Krylova, IAS

February 20
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Vladimir Chebotaryov and Gennadii Kazanskii, Amphibian Man, (1962)

 

February 27
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Aleksandr Gintsburg, The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin, (1965)

 

nsuetinMarch 5
Kruzhok Meetings
Presenter: Anne O'Donnell (History) Revolution as redistribution:  legitimacy and dispossession in Bolshevik Russia.
Discussant: Mark Beissinger (Politics)

March 6
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Andrei Tarkovskii, Solaris, (1973)


March 8-9
Complaints: Cultures of Grievance in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
An interdisciplinary conference at Princeton University
Organized by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs
219 Aaron Burr Hall

March 11
Ballet and Politics in Russia: A Conversation with Svetlana Lunkina, Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet

Svetlana Lunkina, Bolshoi Theater Ballet
Participants: Simon Morrison (music); Tina Fehlandt (dance) and Serguei Ousakine (anthropology/Slavic)
Organized by the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Music, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.

March 13
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Leonid Gaidai, Ivan Vasilievich Changes Professions, (1973)


nsuetinMarch 26
Kruzhok Meetings
Presenter: Devin A. Fore (German) TBD
Discussant: Cate Reilly (CompLit)

March 27
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Andrei Tarkovskii, Stalker (Part I), (1979)

 


March 28
From Lubok to Novel: Mikhail Chulkov's The Comely Cook (1770)
Marcus Levitt, University of Southern California
4:30 p.m.
East Pyne 245
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

April 1
Freedom versus Money: Mass Media in Putin's Russia
Alexander Bogomolov, editor-in-chief of Moskovskiye Novosti (Moscow News)
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored by the Department of Slavic Lanuages and Literatures

April 3
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Andrei Tarkovskii, Stalker (Part II), (1979)



April 10
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Evgenii Iufit, short films, (1984 – 89)


nsuetinApril 16
Kruzhok Meetings
Presenter: Petre Petrov (Slavic) Modernist Apparitions, or When a Situation Presents Itself
Discussant: Cristina Florea (History)

April 17
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Vladimir Bortko, Heart of a Dog, (1988)

 

nsuetinApril 23
Kruzhok Meetings
Presenter: Petre Petrov (Slavic) on his progressing study of truth without meaning.
Discussant: Igor Rubinov (Anthropology)

April 24
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Aleksandr Sokurov, Days of Eclipse, (1988)

 

April 30
Book Talk
The Black Russian

Vladimir Alexandrov (Yale University)
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne Hall

Cosponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Program for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for African America Studies

May 1
Slavic Film Series
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia for the Future
Aleksei Fedorchenko, First on the Moon (2005)


May 2

War and Democracy: How the Karabagh Conflict Destroyed Armenia's Transition

Arman Grigoryan, Lehigh University
Noon
202 Jones Hall

RSVP to matheney@princeton.edu. Space is limited.

Cosponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern Studies

May 10-12, 2013
"Illusions Killed by Life": Afterlives of (Soviet) Constructivism
Princeton Conjunction 2013
Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
May 10: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 11: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 12: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall


2011-2012

FALL 2011 Film Series
Czech New Wave
7 p.m. Rocky Theater

September 28: The Shop on Main Street (1965, 125 min); dir. Kadár & Klos
October 5: Intimate Lighting (1966, 72 min.); dir. Ivan Passer
October 12: Audition (1963, 79 min.); dir. Miloš Forman
October 19: Markéta Lazarová (1967, 159 min.); dir. František Vláčil
October 26: Daisies (1966, 74 min.); dir. Věra Chytilová
November 9: The Cremator (1968, 95 min.); dir. Juraj Herz
November 16: A Blonde in Love (1965, 81 min.); dir. Miloš Forman
November 30: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970, 73 min.); dir. Jaromír Jireš
December 7: The Ear (1970, 91 min.); dir. Karel Kachyňa
December 14: The Party and the Guests (1966, 68 min); dir. Jan Němec

SPRING 2012 Slavic Film Series
Classics of Polish Cinema
7 p.m. Rocky TheaterPolish Film Series

February 15: Ashes and Diamonds (1958), dir. Andrzej Wajda
February 22: Night Train (1959), dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz
February 29: Knife in the Water (1962), dir. Roman Polanski
March 7: Passenger (1963), dir. Andrzej Munk
March 14: The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (1973), dir. Wojciceh Has
March 28: The Promised Land (1975), dir. Andrzej Wajda
April 4: Blind Chance (1981), dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
April 11: Interrogation (1982), dir. Ryszard Bugajski
April 18: A Short Film about Killing (1988), dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
April 25: Europa Europa (1990), dir. Agnieszka Holland

 

Bolsheviks without Borders: Exporting the Revolution
Speaker Series

bolsheviks without bordersSeptember 27, 2011
Imperialist Modernism, Exoticism or Leninist Internationalism? East Asia in the Imagination of Soviet Writers of the 1920s
Katerina Clark
ComparativeLiterature and Slavic Languages and Literature
Yale University
4:30
216 Burr Hall

 

October 11, 2011
Against Cannibalism: Chto Delat, Russia, and the New Avante-Garde

John Roberts
Art and Aesthetics
University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
4:30 p.m.
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

November 15, 2011
Text as Terror: Bakhtin and Benjamin of Violence

Irina Sandomirskaia
Cultural Studies
University College Södertörn, Sweden
4:30 p.m.

February 16, 2012
Russian Endings, Soviet Endings: How to Wake up the Sleeping Beauty 
Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago
Daria Khitrova, University of California, Los Angeles
4:30 p.m.
010 East Pyne

February 28, 2012
Black Leninism: Newspapers and Revolutionary Attunement from Lenin to the League of Revolutionary Black Workers
Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University
4:30 p.m.
010 East Pyne

March 27, 2012
The Noise of Ideology: Andrei Platonov and His 19th-Century Precursor, Fedor Mikhailovich Reshetnikov
Boris Gasparov, Columbia University
CANCELLED

April 10, 2012
The Politics of Ignorance: Critical Pedagogy as Poetics in Chto Delat
Sven Spieker, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30 p.m.
219
Aaron Burr Hall

April 24, 2012
Radical Tourists in Soviet Photographic Utopia
Maria Gough, Harvard University
4:30 p.m.
219
Aaron Burr Hall

*This series is cosponsored with the University Center for Human Values, the Council of the Humanities, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, the Department of Art and Archeology, the Department of German, the Department of History, the Department of Politics,the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Program in Media and Modernity.

Other Events

October4, 2011
Kruzhok Meeting
Siblings in Dostoevsky Pre-1870: An Alternative to Romance and Hierarchy
Anna Berman
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Princeton University
Discussant: John Borneman (Anthropology)
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

October 18, 2011
Modernizing Russia and its Institutions: Twenty Years of Reforms
Vitaly Naishul, Institute for the Study of the Russian Economy
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

November 11
Ritual and Narrative in the Music of Post-Modern Eastern Europe: A Program of Contemporary Bulgarian and Russian Piano Music
7:00 p.m.
Woolworth Center's McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

November 22, 2011
A Conversation with Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky (artist-in-residence, American Ballet Theater, and former director, Bolshoi Ballet
Interviewed by Simon Morrison (Department of Music) and Tina Fehlandt (Program in Dance, the Lewis Center for the Arts)
4:30 pm
101 McCormick
With additional support from the Program in Dance and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

November 29, 2011
Kruzhok Meeting
The Shimmering Moscow of Conceptualism
Danill Leiderman, Department of Art and Archaeology
Princeton University
Discussant: Olga Hasty, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

December 13, 2011
Kruzhok Meeting
Estates on Parnassus: Literary Property and Cultural Reform in Late Imperial Russia
Ekaterina Pravilova, Department of History
Princeton University
Discussant: David Hock, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

February 21, 2012
Kruzhok Meeting

Self-Revelation in Battle: Forging the Soviet Red Army Hero in World War II
Presenter: Jochen Hellbeck, Rutgers University
Discussant: Alisa Ballard, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

February 21, 2012
Kruzhok Meeting

Self-Revelation in Battle: Forging the Soviet Red Army Hero in World War II

Presenter: Jochen Hellbeck, Rutgers University
Discussant: Alisa Ballard, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne


NabokovMarch 30, 2012
Colloquium

Vladimir Nabokov and the High Stakes of Artl
Steven Blackwell, University of Tennessee
Dana Drogunoiu, Carleton University
Eric Naiman, University of California, Berkeley
Stanislav Shvabrin, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

Reception to follow.
Cosponsored by the Council of the Humanities, the Program in Russian and Euraisan Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of Slavid Languages and Literatuares, and the Program for European and Cultural Studies.

March 6, 2012
Kruzhok Meeting

Bread and Home: Global Cultural Politics in the Tangible Places of Intangible Places across Bulgaria, Cuba, and Brazil
Presenter: Nadezhda Savova, Anthropology
Discussant: TBA
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

April 17, 2012
Kruzhok Meeting

Socialist Culture after Stalin: Culture and Policy in Post-1956 Krakow and Leipzig
Presenter: Kyrill Kunakhovich, History
Discussant: Irena G. Gross, Slavic Langagues and Literatures
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

April 24, 2012
Lecture

A Russian Perspective on the International Financial Crisis
Sergey Storchak, Deputy Minister of Finance, Russian Federation
Noon
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

Cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs

May 4-6
Conference
Objects of Affection: Toward a Materiology of Emotions
Interdisciplinary Conference
219 Aaron Burr Hall

This conference is cosponsored with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the University Center for Human Values.

Georgian Choir PosterMay 9, 2012
Concert
Princeton University Georgian Choir
8 p.m.
Mathey Common Room
Free and open to the public; reception to follow.

This concert, the final of the year, will feature a mixture of sacred chant and traditional folk polyphony from the Republic of Georgia. 

 

2010-2011

Historical Legacies2010-11 Russian and Eurasian Studies Lecture Series
Historical Legacies in Communist and Postcommunist Eurasia

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Legacies of Communist Times and Corruption Containment
Rasma Karklins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Plenty of Room for Mistakes: How Soviet Spatial Misallocation Burdens Today's Russian Economy
Clifford Gaddy, Brookings Institution
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Legacies and Departures in the Russian State Executive
Eugene Huskey, Stetson University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Mixed Legacies of Communism in Eastern Europe
Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto
4:30 pm
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
What Is a Historical Legacy?
Jason Wittenberg, University of California at Berkeley
4:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Why do the Post-Soviet States Still Seem Addicted to Political Technology?
Andrew Wilson, European Council on Foreign Relations
CANCELLED

Nonseries Events and Lectures:

Soviet blockbusters film series

Soviet Blockbuster

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Mystic Chords of Russian Memory: Post-Soviet Politics of History in Comparative Perspective
Nikolay Koposov, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
4:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall

October 4, 5, and 6, 2010
The Leon B. Poullada Memorial Lecture Series
The Making of Soviet Central Asia

Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 2 Robertson Hall

October 4: Central Asia between Empire and Revolution
October 5: The Triumph of the Nation
October 6: Islam between Reform and Revolution

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis
Grant Miller, Stanford University
12:15-1:45 p.m.
300 Wallace Hall
Brown-bag lunch will be provided. Cosponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Research Program in Development Studies.Contact: Lillian Anderson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Project Global Underground: Digital Artworks by Valera and Natasha Cherkashin
To be held in conjunction with an artist talk and panel discussion
4:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall
A reception will immediately follow the talks in the Bernstein Gallery, Lower Level, Robertson Hall at 6 p.m.
Cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

 

October 29-30, 2010
Conference
The Holocaust in Poland: New Findings and New Interpretations

10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall
Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Council of the Humanities, University Center for Human Values, Center for the Study of Religion, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Department of History, and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact Jayne Bialkowski
.

December 3, 2010
Greek Foreign Policy Toward the Black Sea Region: From Indifference to Engagement
Manos karagiannis, University of Macedonia; Visting Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies
2 p.m.
103 Scheide Caldwell House
Cosponsored by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Program in Hellenic Studies.

December 9, 2010
A Resolvable Frozen Conflict? The Domestic and International Politics of Self-Determination in Moldova and Transnistria
Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 001, Robertson Hall
Sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. Contact: Angella Matheney

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Jewish-Russian Poets Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Maxim D. Shrayer, Boston College
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and LIteratuares

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Grey Cardinal of Simonov's Novyi mir: Aleksandr Krivitskii, World War II, and the Epistemology of the Thaw
Denis Kozlov, Dalhousie University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Monday, March 21, 2011
"Death is coming . . . What joy!": The Dying Tolstoy (1880-1910)
Irina Paperno, University of California Berkeley
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and LIterataures

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Russia and Napoleon
Dominic Lieven, London School of Economics
Noon.
210 Dickinson Hall
Sponsored by the Department of History Modern European Workshop

March 23, 2011
The European Union and Russia: Strategic Partners or Vexing Neighbors?
George Bustin, Princeton University
Noon
450 Robertson Hall
Organized by the EU Program an cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Early Nuclear History: What We Know and Don't know about the First Years of the Atomic Bomb
Michael Gordin, Princeton University
4:30 p.m..
Lewis Library 138
Lewis Library Book Talk

Monday, April 4, 2011
“The Politics of Translating Soviet Pseudo-Science”
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication Lunch Series
Michael Gordin
Princeton University
Noon
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Monday, April 11, 2011
Living Space: Russian Theater in Putin's Capital
Monika Greenleaf (Stanford University)
Commentator: Michael Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Russian Presence in Palestine in the 19th Century:  How to Integrate the Holy Land to ‘Holy Russia’
Elena Astafieva (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris)
Commentator: Michael Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies
4:30 p.m.
245 East Pyne
This will be a discussion (in Russian) of a precirculated paper. Please contact Michael Gordin (mgordin@princeton.edu) after April 5, 2011, for a copy of the paper.

Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, 2011
Historical Legacies of Communism
Conference organized by Mark Beissinger and Stephen Kotkin
April 21, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
April 22, 9 – 5:30 pm (lunch will be provided)
219 Aaron Burr Hall
RSVP required. Contact Patricia Zimmer.
Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Davis Center for Historical Studies, the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

 

2009-2010
Russian and Eurasian Studies Lecture Series
The Caucasus: Zones of Contestation

Lecture Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Can the Caucasus Have a History?
Charles King, Georgetown University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
What's in a Name? Pedigree, Prestige, and Power in the Folklore of the Caucasus
John Colarusso, McMaster University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A Golden Age in the Combat Zone? Building Churches in Early Medieval Armenia
Christina Maranci, Tufts University
4:30 p.m. 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Nonseries Events and Lectures:

Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Nexus of Population, Health, and Environmental Issues in Russia
Murray Feshbach, Woodrow Wilson Centre
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall

Feshbach is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, in Washington D.C. He is also a research professor emeritus at Georgetown University. His expertise lies in population, health, and environment of Russia.

Monday, October 5, 2009
Did the U.S.-Russian Cold War Really End?
Stephen F. Cohen, New York University and professor of politics, Princeton University, emeritus
4:30 p.m.; Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

Cohen is a professor of Russian studies and history at New York University. He has written several books, including, Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917; Sovieticus: American and Soviet Realities; Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938; and most recently, Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia. He is also a CBS News consultant as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ph.D. Columbia University.

Thursday through Saturday, October 22-24, 2009
A Princeton University Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Events of 1989
Conference sponsored by PIIRS, the Department of History, University Center for Human Values (sponsorship provided by a give in honor of James A. Moffett '29), Program in Law and Public Affairs, and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historial Studies
Oct. 22 1-8:00 p.m., Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room B; Oct. 23 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall; Oct. 24 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Monday, October 26, 2009
A Translation Workshop: Russian to English
Lynn Visson, U.N. Interpreter
4:30 p.m., 245 East Pyne

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment
Public lecture and book signing
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University
4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Roberston Hall
Read press release

Monday, November 16, 2009
Theatre o f the Eighth Day's Encounter with the Princeton University Community
Polish Theater Group
4:30 p.m., East Pyne Hall

Founded in 1964, The Theatre of the Eighth Day was one of the most uncompromising theater groups in Communist Poland and remains just as uncompromising today. It made its U.S. debut to critical acclaim at the Made In Poland Festival in New York City in November, 2008, where it presented its 2007 avant-garde docudrama “The Files”  based on actual secret police reports between 1975 and 1983 on the Theatre’s actors. Four actors and one director will show fragments of their performances and discuss their work.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly

A Reading by Michael Gordin
5:30 p.m., Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

Monday, December 7, 2009
Politicizing Islam: Tsarist Officials and Protesting Muslims in Russia's Volga Region, 1870-1905
James H. Meyer, Montana State University
Noon, Jones 202 (beverages, potato chips, and cookies will be provided)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
June 21, 1941

Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University
4:30 p.m., 211 Dickinson

SPRING 2010

Russian and Eurasian Studies Lecture Series
The Caucasus: Zones of Contestation

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Social Life of Shrines in the Contemporary Caucasus
Bruce Grant, New York University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Crossroads Modernity: Aesthetic Modernism and the Russian-Georgian Encounter
Harsha Ram, University of California - Berkeley
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Energy and U.S. Policy: The Caucasus and Beyond
Steven Levine, Businessweek
4:30 p.m. 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Virtual Jihad in the 21st Century: The Case of Caucasus Emirate
Alexander Knysh, University of Michigan
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Kith, Kin, and Clan in a Kabardian Village: Figuring out Who's Who and Why it Matters in the North Caucasus
Margaret Paxson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thomas De Waal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
TBA

Nonseries Events and Lectures:
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Kritika: A Remarkable Decade: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Symposium
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Fiction as Facts in Karamzin's Letters of a Russian Traveler
Gerda Panofsky
4:30 p.m., 245 East Pyne
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Language and Literatures

Monday, March 1, 2010
Veils of Contention: Gender, Islam, and Shifting Discourses of Social Justice in the Balkans
Kristen Ghodsee
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin
Emil Draitser, Hunter College
4:30 p.m., Center for Jewish Life

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Getting Global Attention: University Reform, Public Sociology, and Social Science Publishing in a Multilingual World
A discussion sponsored by Laboritorium: Russion Review of Social Research to celebrate the publication of its first issue. For more information go to www.soclabo.org/eng
Participants: Stephen Kotkin, Princeton; James Clark, former director of the University of California Press; Mischa Gabowitsch, Princeton and editor-in-chief, Laboritorum.
Noon, Wallace Hall, Marvin Bressler Conference Room (room 165)
Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Witches and Healers of Modern Day Russia
Yelena Minyonok, Institute of World Literature
4:30 p.m., 245 East Pyne
Sponsored by the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project

Friday, April 9, 2010
Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to Soviet Russia, 1921-1941
MichaelDavid-Fox, University of Maryland/Davis Center Fellow
10:15 a.m., 211 Dickinson

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hyperborea: Megalomania and Imperial Idea in the contemporary Russian Nationalist Myth
Victor Shnirelman, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
4:30 p.m., 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Bruno Schulz and the Jewish Tradition: Parody as Weltanschauung
Michal Pawel Markowski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
4:30 p.m., 245 East Pyne

Monday, April 19, 2010
Derzhavin: Truth and Sincerity in Panegyric Poetry
Joachim Klein, University of Leiden, emeritus
4:30 p.m., 245 East Pyne
Cosponsored by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures

 


High Stalinism Lecture Series

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2008 - 2009
High Stalinism
Interdiscipinary Lecture Series

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
 Bronze Horsemen, Stone Flowers, and the Post-War Soviet Ballet
Timothy Scholl, Oberlin College.
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1 Robertson Hall

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
 Stalinist Elections as a Soviet Political Ritual: Kiev, 1946 - 1953
Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria
4:30 p.m., Bowl 2 Robertson Hall

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008
 Bad Painting under High Stalinism: The Socialist Body as Pastiche
Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University
4:30 p.m. Aaron Burr Hall

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
Jessica Allina-Pisano, University of Ottawa
4:30 p.m., 216 Aaron Burr Hall

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
 The Great Tunesmith' s Greatest Hit: A National Anthem for the Centuries
Laurel Fay, New York
4:30 p.m., Bowl 2 Robertson Hall

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
Susan Woodward, City University of New York
4:30 p.m., 216 Aaron Burr Hall

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
  Architecture of High Stalinism
Vladimir Paperny, Los Angeles
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hal
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Walking a Fine Line Poster

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MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
  Walking a Fine Line: Parables of the Sublime and the Subversive in Russina Video Art
Presented by Alisa Prudnikova, National Center for Creative Arts, Russia, and Lee Wells, International Fine Arts Consortium. The Program in English, showcasesrecent Russian video art. Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the Program in European Cultural Studies, the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.
4:30 p.m., 010 East Pyne

TUESDAY, MARCH 10,  2009
  Hypnosis, Amnesia, and an Antifascist School: Retrieving a Lost Script of the German War Experience in Stalingrad
Jochen Hellbeck, Rutgers University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
  Public Goods and the Censure of Private Property in Russia (1860s - 1900s)
Ekaterina Pravilova, Princeton University
4:30 p.m., 211 Dickinson Burr Hall


TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
  A Party Minded Science and a Science Minded Party: The Lysenko Affair Revisited
Ethan Pollock, Brown University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
Europe and Eurasia, 1989-2009: A Retrospective
Panelists: Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Jean-Yves Haine, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; and Harold James, professor of history and international affairs, director of Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.
4:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Bowl 16
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