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Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

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September 2019

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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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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November 2019

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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