Tag: Soviet Union

“100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 Revolution” – What’s in a Year? Doubts about the Great Event

Please join us on September 20th, 2017 for “What’s in a Year? Doubts about the Great Event”, a talk by Yanni Kotsonis, Professor of History, Russian & Slavic Studies at NYU and Emeritus Director of the Jordan Center. This is the first...

/ September 20, 2017

Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

Janus Films is presenting a theatrical release of the Russian science-fiction epic, Stalker. One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s film embarks on an enigmatic journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Stalker will be screening for...

/ May 5, 2017

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

Aurora’s Shot: the Battle over Sleeping Beauty

Please join us for a talk with Maria Ratanova, art historian, dance historian, literary scholar, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harriman Institute. Professor Lynn Garafola will introduce the talk. In her talk Maria Ratanova will trace the fate and transformations...

/ April 25, 2017

Comecon and the Third World

Please join us for a talk with Sara Lorenzini, Associate Professor of International History at the School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy. This talk will deal with the political economy of East-South relations in the 1960s and 1970s,...

/ April 24, 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