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July 2020

Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course, Part Fourteen

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Part Fourteen: Conspiracy Memes, Guest Starring George Soros and Bill Gates All the nefarious conspirators trying to conquer, destroy, or…

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Russian Civil Society in the Time of COVID-19

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Seminar, a forum co-hosted by the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Russia’s restrictions of movement and extensive use of surveillance technologies during the coronavirus pandemic have raised concerns about possible damage to civil society and community organizing. Has the coronavirus pandemic disrupted civil society development in Russia, or has this peculiar time drawn more attention to the need for citizen-run efforts…

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Alexander Ivanov: Painting, Desire, and the 19th-Century Male Nude (with Allison Leigh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and discussant Molly Brunson, Yale)

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for another installment of the 19v Seminar Series! This week, Allison Leigh will describe the overall scope of her forthcoming book, Picturing Russia’s Men: Masculinity and Modernity in 19th-Century Painting, which investigates the discontent that arose among Russian men as they tried to negotiate the paradoxical prescriptions for masculinity that characterized the period. Professor Leigh will be joined by a discussant, Molly Brunson of Yale University. Picturing Russia’s Men takes a vital new approach to this topic by…

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June 2020

Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course, Part Thirteen

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Part Thirteen: Freaks of the Russian Internet All around the world, the Internet is merciless to people perceived as strange…

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19v Seminar Series: What is the 19th Century?

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are excited to announce the launch of the 19v Seminar Series! Please join us on Zoom Wednesday, June 24 at 12 pm EST, for the first seminar: an interdisciplinary roundtable on “What Is The 19th Century?” with panelists Alex Martin (University of Notre Dame), Rosalind Polly Blakesley (Cambridge), and Luba Golburt (Berkeley). The panel will be moderated by Sara Dickinson (Università di Genova). This event kicks off the 19v Seminar Series with reflections on what our object of study really is: When does the century begin and when does it end? Where can or…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course, Part Twelve

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Part Twelve: Take That, Elon Musk? In Russia eccentric billionaire inventor and investor Elon Musk is more than just an…

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Russia’s New Tools of Influence in Africa

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Seminar, a forum co-hosted by the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Over recent years, Russia has played an increasingly active role in influencing the domestic politics of African countries, including Central African Republic, Madagascar and Libya. Russia's influence activities have grown in their intensity and range, from mounting online social media campaigns, to soliciting economic contracts and even conducting security operations. This new range of activities…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course, Part Eleven

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Part Eleven: Black Lives Matter and the Problem of Russian Racist Memes Those looking for racial sensitivity and a nuanced…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course, Part Ten

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Part Ten: Hating Greta Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg became a media sensation in 2018, inevitably making her a…

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An Online Event Introducing 19v: A Working Group on 19th-Century Russian Culture

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us via Zoom on June 3rd for an introduction to 19v, a new collective aimed at bringing together scholars who work on 19th-century Russian culture, literature, and the arts! The event will feature scholarly presentations by 19v collaborators followed by an open discussion where all participants will be invited to explore avenues for further collaboration. NYU Professor Anne Lounsbery will open discussion by explaining the motivation behind the project and laying out the initiatives that 19v has planned for…

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