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October 2019

Historical Siberia: Works in Progress

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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This workshop will bring together scholars working on Siberia from different angles, and allow each writer to apply expertise and perspective to the others. The commentators are experts in one or another thematic aspect of the work. Convened by Professor Yanni Kotsonis, presenters will include David Darrow, Alberto Masoero, and Susan Smith-Peter. Ada Dialla, Igor Khristoforov, and Nathaniel Knight will serve as discussants. Participation in this event is by request or invitation. Please contact yanni.kotsonis@nyu.edu. 

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2019 Jordan Center Distinguished Lecture: Boris Groys

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 150, 60 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Join us at this year's Jordan Center Distinguished Lecture! We will hear from NYU Global and Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies Boris Groys, who will speak about "The Cold War Between the Medium and the Message: Western Abstract Art vs. Socialist Realism." It is well known that the Cold War was represented in the context of art by the conflict between Modernist, or, more precisely, abstract and figurative, realist – or, rather, Socialist realist art. When we speak about the…

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Violent Beginnings: Defending and Constructing the ‘black’ Ghanaian Citizen in the Cold War

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On March 6, 1957, Ghana gained its independence from Great Britain. Under the famed leadership of Kwame Nkrumah, the first newly independent sub-Saharan African country had several pressing questions on its plate: Who was Ghanaian? What were the new government’s duty and role to its citizens? Moreover, what would Ghana’s political and economic relationship to the Capitalist and Socialist world be? These questions circulated under the backdrop of black and African liberation, the fight for national and global civil and…

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The Influence of Rock Music on Social and Political Changes in Russia, 1980s-Present

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Playing rock music in the USSR was like fighting for freedom. Opposing the hypocrisy and pressure of the Soviet system, musicians tried to build a new Russia without totalitarian ideology, without censorship and the imperialistic pattern of behaviour. Rock was an active cultural and social force. When the USSR collapsed, rock music became part of the mainstream and lost its political influence. But it will surely transform into some new music that has sincere energy in it. And I believe…

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September 2019

The Many Names for Mother: Bearing Lyric Witness to the Holocaust in the East

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What makes poetry such a fitting vessel for bringing past trauma into conversation with the present? Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach suggests the mode she has termed lyric witness, which creates a liminal space between documentary and imaginative representation, between what can be remembered and what evades memory, and between an ancestral past and the intergenerational present. She read and discuss poetry from her prize-winning collection The Many Names for Mother (Kent State University Press, 2019) which examines how her Jewish-refugee experience…

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The Congress of Vienna (1814-1815): A History of the Old and the New From a Russian-Greek Perspective

September 24 @ 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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In conventional narratives, the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) has been discussed, usually stereo-typically, as no more than a conference that suppressed revolutionary ideas and led to the restoration era. Nevertheless, as some recent studies have shown, preventing revolution was only one side of the story. On the other side, rulers and statesmen agreed that a new post-war security system should be created, avoiding not only the revolutionary extreme but also being anti-revolutionary. In the Congress of Vienna, Russia asserted itself…

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Globalizing Eastern Europe-New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements of an often Neglected Region

September 13 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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This workshop is organized by the ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe - Global Area" (EEGA), a collaborative research network spanning over three German states, funded by the Leibniz Association (https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/). EEGA focuses on Eastern Europe’s changing role in current and historical processes of globalization (www.leibniz-eega.de). The event is meant to present recent findings of this network and to engage in a debate with colleagues from the US on how to look at this often neglected region when it comes to the search…

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May 2019

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

May 7 @ 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, May 7, 2019 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.…

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Sheila Puffer-Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy

May 6 @ 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 Monday, May 6, 2019 for a book talk by Sheila Puffer of Northeastern University. This talk is part of the Occasional Series and is sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. A book signing will follow this event. Please note: the NYU Bookstore off-site event sales are credit/debit card or exact change cash only!! This deeply personal book tells the untold story of the significant contributions of technical professionals from the former…

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Eugene Finkel – Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust

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

Occasional Series | Wednesday, May 1st | 12:30-1:50 PM

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