Tag: Soviet Union

Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange

On May 1, 2017, please join the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU for a seminar, “Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange,” featuring CBA Fellow and...

/ May 1, 2017

The Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow: Higher Education for a Soviet-Third World Alliance

On April 21st, 2017, please join us for a talk featuring Constantin Katsakioris from the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies on “The Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow: Higher Education for a Soviet-Third World Alliance.” This event is part of the Occasional...

/ April 21, 2017

The Violence that Makes Children “Psychically Sick”: Wars, Medical Diagnoses and Everyday Life in a Soviet Psychiatric Institution

The Jordan Center’s Colloquium Series serves to introduce the most recent work of scholars within the Slavic field. Participants come from universities across the country and abroad, and work in disciplines ranging from history, political science and anthropology to literature...

/ April 6, 2017

My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan

Biography, Drama, History, 110 min In Ukrainian with English subtitles. Q&A with the film director Olena Demyanenko to follow. Synopsis: 1917, Crimea. A blind woman Fanny Kaplan (Kateryna Molchanova) is pardoned after serving ten years for terrorism at a hard...

/ March 31, 2017

Russia’s usable past

Benjamin Nathans’ new book will reexamine the Soviet dissident movement.

/ February 28, 2017

Empire in the Album: Soviet Travel Photography and Generational Memories of Socialism Today

Please join us for a talk with Olga Shevchenko, Professor of Sociology at Williams College. This ‘show-and-tell” talk examines the ideological messages embedded in vernacular photographs preserved in private archived of former Soviet citizens. More specifically, it will focus on vernacular...

/ February 27, 2017

To Dziga Vertov, Artist of the Revolution

On February 24th, please join us for “To Dziga Vertov, Artist of the Revolution” featuring John MacKay of Yale University. The event is part of the Occasional series, sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Dziga Vertov unquestionably saw...

/ February 24, 2017

Conference – Ukrainian Statehood 1917-1921: Institutions and Individuals

On February 24 and 25th, 2017, the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University will be organizing a conference entitled Ukrainian Statehood 1917–21: Institutions and Individuals that will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution and...

/ February 24, 2017

To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: A History of the Soviet Dissident Movement

The Jordan Center’s Colloquium Series serves to introduce the most recent work of scholars within the Slavic field. Participants come from universities across the country and abroad, and work in disciplines ranging from history, political science and anthropology to literature...

/ February 22, 2017

Dancing the Cold War: An International Symposium

Please join us for a three-day symposium sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance. The Cold War was fought on many fronts, with dance as a powerful weapon in its arsenal.  The ballet wars of the 1950s...

/ February 18, 2017