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June 2020

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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May 2020

Little Big: The Band That Wants to Eat Your Brain (Part Nine of Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course)

May 29 @ 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. Lecture Nine - Little Big: The Band That Wants to Eat Your Brain Founded in 2013, “Little Big” makes music that…

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Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800–1917 (with Anne Lounsbery, NYU Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies)

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us on Zoom for a virtual lecture with NYU Professor Anne Lounsbery, in which she will discuss her new book Life is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in Russian Literature, 1800-1917. In Life Is Elsewhere, Anne Lounsbery shows how nineteenth-century Russian literature created an imaginary place called "the provinces"—a place at once homogeneous, static, anonymous, and symbolically opposed to Petersburg and Moscow. Lounsbery looks at a wide range of texts, both canonical and lesser-known, in order to explain why the trope has exercised…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a new 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, where you can find all the lectures in this series. Lecture Eight - Zhdun:  The Dutch Blob that Ate the Russian Internet…

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For Whom the Bot Tolls: How Pro-Government Bots Fight Domestic Opposition in Russia (with Denis Stukal, University of Sydney)

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abundant anecdotal evidence suggests that Russia has employed new digital technologies known as social media bots to facilitate its policies abroad. However, relatively little is known about the use of these technologies in Russian domestic politics. In this talk, Denis Stukal, Assistant Professor of Data Analytics in Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia will discuss Russian-language Twitter bots in the context of Russian domestic politics. We are going to start with a general discussion of what Russian bots…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a new 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, where you can find all the lectures in this series. Lecture Seven - Attack of the Putin-Loving SpongeBob Clones: Vatnik on the…

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NYC Russia Public Policy Series: Russia in the Time of COVID-19

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the first ever virtual meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Seminar, a forum co-hosted by the Jordan Center and Columbia University's Harriman Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world with alarming speed, but impact and reactions have varied tremendously across countries. Our panel, which includes two Moscow Times reporters who have been covering the pandemic, will assess the impact COVID-19 has had on Russian society, including vulnerable populations, as well as Russian politics. PANELISTS Svetlana Borodina, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Rice University Evan Gershkovich, Reporter,…

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CANCELLED: On Cameras and Guns in Soviet Film Culture (with Maria Vinogradova, New York University)

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  In the Soviet pantheon of fantasy-machines cameras and guns occupied a special place: if cinema was proclaimed the most important of all arts, then the most powerful cinema was capable of producing “sniper shots” that delivered a fully truthful, objective and scientific image of the…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a new 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, where you can find all the lectures in this series. Lecture Six - Squatting Slavs: Watching the Gopniki Of all the possible…

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CANCELLED: It Will Be Fun and Terrifying: Nationalism and Protest in Post-Soviet Russia (with Fabrizio Fenghi, Brown University)

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  The National Bolshevik Party, founded in the mid-1990s by Eduard Limonov and Aleksandr Dugin, began as an attempt to combine radically different ideologies. In the years that followed, Limonov, Dugin, and the movements they led underwent dramatic shifts. The two leaders eventually became political adversaries,…

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