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Russian-Arab Worlds: New Sources for Teaching beyond Area Studies (with Eileen Kane, Masha Kirasirova, and Margaret Litvin)

November 27, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Professors Eileen Kane, Masha Kirosirova, and Mararet Litvin will present their new edited volume, Russian-Arab Worlds: A Documentary History. The volume has been described as “a milestone in global and transregional history. It challenges the view of empires and regions as enclosed or competing. Instead, it reveals a wide range of exchanges and entanglements. From migration and travel to diplomacy and translation, each essay is original, riveting, and brings to life a vast array of actors that connected Russian and Arab worlds from the eighteenth century to the aftermath of the Cold War. This volume is a model for scholars beyond the Russian and Arab worlds,” (Jeremy I. Adelman, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Princeton University).

This event will be hosted in person and virtually on Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting here. Non-NYU affiliates must RSVP for in-person campus access. 

Eileen Kane is professor and chair of the history department at Connecticut College, where she also directs the Program in Global Islamic Studies. She is the author of Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (2015).

Masha Kirasirova is assistant professor of history at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is the author of The Eastern International: Arabs, Central Asians, and Jews in the Soviet Union’s Anticolonial Empire, forthcoming from Oxford this spring.

Margaret Litvin is associate professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Boston University and the author of Hamlet’s Arab Journey: Shakespeare’s Prince and Nasser’s Ghost (2011). She is completing a monograph titled Another East: Arab Writers, Moscow Dreams and won a 2023 PEN/Heim translation grant to translate Khalil Alrez’s 2018 novel The Russian Quarter.


November 27, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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