Monday, June 10
11:00 Opening remarks

Eleonor Gilburd & William Nickell  (University of Chicago)

11:15 – 12:45 Keynote address

Loren Graham (M.I.T.)

The Riddle of Russian Creativity

2:00 – 3:30 Panel 1

James Andrews  (Iowa State University)

From Nauka (Science) to Znanie (Knowledge): Soviet State Institutions, Mass-Science Education, and the Communist (Re)Conceptualization of Science as Service, 1917-1991

Maria Maiofis (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Reforming Readers in a Reforming Country: Analytical Approaches to Literature in the Classroom During the Thaw

Eleonor Gilburd (University of Chicago)-  Chair/Discussant

3:45 – 5:15 Panel 2

Robert Bird (University of Chicago)

Ergonomic Cinema: Soviet Psychotechnics and the Scale Model

Kristin Romberg (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Constructivist Tectonics

Slava Gerovitch (M.I.T.) – Chair/Discussant

5:15 – 6:15 Reception for public
Tuesday, June 11
10:30 – 12:00 Panel 3

Alexei Kojevnikov (University of British Columbia)

Universe in Upheaval: Relativistic Cosmology in the Context of the Russian Revolution

Diana Kurkovsky West (Northwestern University)

The Equilibrium Complex: Bogdanov’s Organization in Soviet Planning

William Nickell (University of Chicago) – Chair/Discussant

1:15 – 2:45 Panel 4

Ksenia Tatarchenko (University of Geneva)

Tradition, Transgression, and Spaces of Innovation

Evangelos Kotsioris (Princeton University)

Automation Scripts: Soviet Architecture and Cybernetics

Yaroslav Gorbachev (University of Chicago) – Chair/Discussant

3:00-4:30 Roundtable & Final Discussion

Slava Gerovitch (M.I.T.)

Paula Michaels  (Monash University)

William Nickell (University of Chicago)

4:30 Closing remarks

William Nickell