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November 2019

Collaborating with the Enemy? The Human Dynamics of Cross-Front Line Water Infrastructure in the War in Eastern Ukraine (2014-2019)

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has disrupted economic networks for millions of Ukrainians living near the war zone, a densely industrialized and urbanized region. They have had to adapt their livelihoods to the realities of a front line that shattered past routines such as trade routes, work commutes, access to health care facilities and schools. From this perspective, the local water distribution system is a partial exception.  As pipes and canals cannot be divided according to military positions, the water supply network…

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Soviet Literature as World Literature: Conference

November 21 - November 22
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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For the past decade or two, world literature has established itself as the dominant paradigm for studying the transnational circulation of literary models and texts. And yet Russian and Soviet literature seem decidedly missing from most of the world literature theoretization. The issue at stake here is not so much another blank spot on the geographical and historical map of world literature—there are plenty of these and it is uncharitable to hold any book or its author(s) responsible for failing…

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Trump’s Ukraine: the Actors and Networks that Made the Scandal Possible

November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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For non-expert audiences, Ukraine appeared on the map largely with the leak of the telephone call between president D. Trump and president V. Zelensky. But in fact, a number of Ukrainian-American networks and actors that make headlines today because of the Trump-Ukraine scandal have been around for much longer, characterizing post-Soviet transnational developments of the past decades. Sophie Lambroschini, a researcher on contemporary Ukraine at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin will go behind the scenes to give an overview of "who's…

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