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Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Lecture Series

There is no lecture series planned for 2018-19

Past Lecture Series

2017-18 Lecture Series
The Revolution on My Mind: 1917-2017

Organized by Serguei Oushakine

Department of Anthropology/Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Russian Revolution occurred 100 years ago this year, and it dramatically influenced the course of the century that followed.  Working on the Revolution over the course of a career has also changed the assumptions, convictions and careers of the historians who have tried to understand it.

The Centennial Lecture Series at Princeton University will feature ten prominent historians of the Revolution whose work has provided most of what we now know about that event.  In this series, I have asked these scholars to reflect on the Revolution and the way it has changed the way that they think about writing history.

Borrowing its title from Jochen Hellbeck’s pioneering study of the transformative power of the revolutionary process,  the series explores complicated networks of relations between history, power, and the self.

2016-17 Lecture Series
The Russian Lab: Science, Technology and the Arts

Organized by Elena Fratto
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This series constitutes an attempt to bridge the gap between the ‘two cultures’ in Russian studies. It features lectures by historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and media theorists whose work illuminates a specific aspect of science in Russian culture from a standpoint that is theoretical, historical and epistemological—from medicine to media and technology, from astronomy to biology, from physics to animal and environmental studies.