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February 2019

Bryn Rosenfeld – A Loyal Middle Class: How Post-Communist Autocrats Use the State Sector to Secure Support

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
19 West 4th Street, Room 217, New York, NY 10003 United States + Google Map

Occasional Series| February 20th| 12:30pm - 1:50pm

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Tatiana Smoliarova – A wondrous linkage: around one metaphor in early Karamzin

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Wednesday, February 20th, for a talk by Tatiana Smoliarova of the University of Toronto. This event is part of the Occasional Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. “A clever machine, a wondrous linkage/ Of countless wheels, a product of the mind…” – Nikolai Karamzin used this mechanical image to describe the “well-being of society” in a poem written in 1798, five years before he was appointed court historian and…

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Stanislav Lvovsky- Sincerity out, authenticity in: poetry on the quest for trust in the times of post-truth

February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Monday, February 25th for “Sincerity out, authenticity in: poetry on the quest for trust in the times of post-truth”, a talk with Stanislav Lvovsky. This event is part of the Occasional Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Back then in the first half of 1990s new generation of Russian poets, — or its considerable part — found itself facing the challenge of inventing a new way to speak straightforwardly:…

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Mikhail Kozyrev: Brat 2 and Defining a Generation of Russian Rock

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Join us on February 26th, for a talk by Mikhail Kozyrev about the film "Brat 2", especially with regards to his work making the score for the film. This event is sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Alexey Balabanov, famous Russian director, shot this movie in 2000. It was the sequel to “Brat” (1997), the story of Danila, who is trying to survive Saint Petersburg in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union.…

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Natalija Arlauskaite – Making family album speak: private archives in Lithuanian documentaries on the Soviet past

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Thursday, February 28th for a talk by Natalija Arlauskaite; the talk will be followed by a short film presentation. This event is part of the Occasional Series and is sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. The Soviet period is widely discussed in Lithuanian academia, arts, and public discourse oscillating between pathologizing and normalizing, postcolonial and occupation frameworks. Family albums and private photography in general bring archival materiality and repertoire of representations…

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March 2019

Branislav Jakovljevic- Madness as a Form of Knowledge: Pavel Karpov’s Creations of the Mentally Ill

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Friday, March 1st for “Madness as a Form of Knowledge: Pavel Karpov's Creations of the Mentally Ill”, a talk with Branislav Jakovljevic, Stanford University. This event is part of the Occasional Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Psychotic art occupies a precarious intersection between absolute necessity and great vulnerability: mentally ill artists create because they can’t do otherwise, and their works rarely receive the kind of curatorial attention that…

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Bathsheba Demuth – The Value of Blubber: Soviet Whaling and the Cold War

March 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Tuesday, March 12th for a talk by Bathsheba Demuth of Brown University. This event is part of the Elihu Rose Lectures in Modern Military History and is co-sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. This talk traces the history of whaling in the North Pacific from the early 1930s until the 1980s, where the Soviet Union's desire to exploit whales clashed with the growing American view of cetaceans as deserving preservation. It…

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April 2019

Tatiana Linkhoeva- Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Buriat-Mongols, the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Friday, April 5th for “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Buriat-Mongols, the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan”, a presentation by Tatiana Linkhoeva, New York University. This event is part of the Colloquium Series, sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. The Soviet Union and Imperial Japan have been viewed as being ideologically on opposite sides: the former was communist and internationalist, and the latter fascist, anticommunist, and pan-Asianist. But how different…

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Workshop: Russia’s Legal Tradition: Transformations, Continuities, Ruptures

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Please join us on Monday, April 8th for a Workshop entitled "Russia's Legal Tradition: Transformation, Continuities, Ruptures", organized by Jane Burbank, New York University and Tatiana Borisova, Higher School of Economics National Research University, St. Petersburg. This event is sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. This one-day workshop will consider challenges to and new perspectives on the "Russian legal tradition." (See the concept proposed by Tatiana Borisova and Jane Burbank in their article, "Russia's Legal…

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Golfo Alexopoulos: Medicine and Mortality in the Gulag

April 9 @ 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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Occasional Series | Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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