Midwest Russian History Workshop 2010

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University of Illinois / October 8-9, 2010

  • Begins on Friday at 3pm and concludes on Saturday at 6pm.
  • Lodging: Illini Union Hotel, 1401 W. Green Street in Urbana.
  • The workshop will be located in the Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Language Building, just south of the Union and an easy walk on the east side of the Quad.  Meter parking is available on Matthews Street in front of FLB and on Saturday you may find free parking in campus lots in the surrounding area. Please pay attention to posted restrictions.



Department of History at Illinois
Russian East European and Eurasian Center
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Workshop Program

Friday, October 8, 2010

3-4pm Mark Soderstrom (OSU, doctoral candidate) "Enlightening the Land of Midnight: Peter Slovtsov, Ivan Kalashnikov, and the Placing of Russian Siberia."

4-5pm Alexander Martin (Notre Dame) “Urban Encounters: The Soslovie System in Everyday Life in 1820s Moscow”

5-6pm John Bushnell (Northwestern), “Escaping the Shame of Giving Their Daughters Away: Bride Theft and Bridal Laments” 

Dinner 7-9pm (TBA)

Saturday October 9

9-10am Randall Poole (College of St. Scholastica), "Tolstoy and Russian Idealism"

10-11am Ben Eklof (Indiana), "All politics are local?: Teachers Appeal Their Dismissals in Kazan Uchebnyi Okrug, 1895-1909"

11-12am John Davis (Kentucky, doctoral candidate), "The Struggle with Cholera in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, 1902-1927."

12-2 Lunch

2-3pm Sean Guillory (Northern Illinois) "’We were not heroes. Our times were heroic’: The Traumatic Memory of Komsomol Civil War Veterans.”

3-4pm Edward Cohn (Grinnell), "The Stigma of War: The Party's Post-War Purge of POWs and Communists Who Stayed Behind,"

4-5pm Roshanna Sylvester (DePaul), “Stargazing: Soviet and American Schoolgirls' Letters to Gagarin, Tereshkova, and Glenn”

5-6pm Roundtable discussion TBA