Program and Registration for Fall Meeting of MRHW

Attached is the preliminary program for the MRHW meeting at Notre Dame next October 5-6. It promises to be a stimulating and enjoyable meeting. If you are planning to come and haven’t registered yet, please do so by filling out this form: Workshop Registration. Having an accurate count of participants will be helpful as we plan meals and other logistics. The program for this season’s meeting can be found below.

Friday, October 5

1:30-2:50 Panel 1: Soviet Culture

Chair: Julia Fein (Rutgers University)

Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University), “The United States in the Soviet Interpretation under Stalin: From Lev Zubok to Aleksei Efimov”

Mike Westrate (University of Notre Dame), “My Address is the Soviet Union!’: Ethnicities and Nationalisms in Postwar Kharkiv”

2:50-3:10 Break

3:10-5:30 Panel 2: Muslim Borderlands of the Soviet Union

Chair: TBA

Ian Lanzillotti (Ohio State University), “Promoting State Interests, Preserving Interethnic Peace and Perpetuating National Animosity in the North Caucasus: The Making of Soviet Kabardino-Balkaria”

Leone Musgrave (Indiana University, Bloomington), Title TBA

4:30-4:50 Break

Victoria Clement (Naval Postgraduate School), “Language Planning and National Development of Turkmenistan in the 1920s and 1930s”

6:30 Dinner at the Martins’

Saturday, October 6

8:30-11:00 Panel 3: Provincial Russian Society in the Imperial Era

Chair: John Davis (Ohio State University)

Mark Soderstrom (Aurora University), Title TBA

Ben Eklof (Indiana University, Bloomington), “The Revolution Betrayed: Nikolai Charushin, Vera Figner, Anna Kuvshinskaia and the Legacy of Populism”

9:50-10:10 Break

Nathan Gerth (University of Notre Dame), “Keep Calm and Carry On: The State’s Use of Soft Power in Tver’ Province during the Cholera Epidemic of 1848”

11:00-11:20 Break

11:20-12:50 Panel 4: Social History of Pre-Reform Russia

Chair: TBA

John Randolph (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “‘The Yammes’: Placing Imperial Russian Transportation Obligations in Comparative Perspective (1450-1850)”

John Bushnell (Northwestern University), “Old Believer Peasant Women Who Wouldn’t Marry: The Steksovo Estate of Sergei Mikhailovich Golitsyn (Late 18th—Mid-19th Centuries)”

1:00-2:30 Buffet Lunch and Planning Meeting

2:30-4:00 Panel 5: Soviet Culture in the Stalin Era

Chair: Andy Bruno (Northern Illinois University)

Julia Fein (Rutgers University), “Between Moscow and the Masses: Redefining the Local-Studies Museum in the 1930s”

Leah Goldman (University of Chicago), “(Over)producing the Work: ‘Ot vsego serdtsa’ at the Bolshoi Theater”

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