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May 2013

Socialist Animals

May 6, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Department of Food Studies at NYU, 411 Lafayette St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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May 6, 2013  |  2:30 to 6:00 PM  |  The Jordan Center's Diasporas Project Co-sponsored with the NYU Food Studies Program, this session of the Jordan Center's Diasporas Project considers animals. We all knew that the world could be viewed in ideological terms, but animals? It seems that a Soviet zoo was not just any zoo but a socialist one (McDonald) and that pigs in East Germany could be viewed in class terms as well. And yet the speakers tell…

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Collage between chaos and archive with John MacKay

May 3, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

May 3, 2013  |  4:00 to 6:00 PM  |  The Jordan Center's Colloquium Series   A Discussion with John MacKay   "Collage between chaos and archive: Vertov's KINO-PRAVDAS." Link to written event recap

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Conference for the volume ‘Dostoevsky in Context’

May 3, 2013 @ 8:00 am - May 4, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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May 3 - 4, 2013  |  Working Conference at Columbia University   Dostoevsky in Context:  On Friday, May 3-4, 2013, there will be a working conference at Columbia University for the participants in a volume entitled Dostoevsky in Context.  Since conference space is limited, NYU faculty and students interested in attending should contact Deborah Martinsen (dm387@columbia.edu ), one of the conference organizers, for more information.  

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Sovereignty: Stages and Frontiers Conference

May 3, 2013 - May 4, 2013
NYU Silver, 100 Washington Square East, Room 405
New York, NY 10003 United States
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May 3 & 4, 2013 | Conference on Sovereignty Co-sponsored by NYU’s Global Research Institute, the Remarque Institute, and the Jordan Center for the Study of Russian Culture. In recent years, sovereignty has emerged anew as a major concept across the humanities and social sciences. Inflecting questions of authority, power, human rights, religious and popular foundations of leadership, and self-sovereignty as a particular kind of human subjectivity, new perspectives on conceptions and practices of sovereignty have acquired a powerful place…

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April 2013

Russia and the Africans

April 26, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
NYU Africa House, 14 A Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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April 26, 2013  |  3:30 to 6:00 PM  |  The Jordan Center's Diasporas Project   To RSVP click HERE   Co-sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and the NYU Africa House. With the participation of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, and the Department of History. The Diasporas Project is a series organized by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia in spring 2013. It is part of…

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A Discussion with Peter Gatrell

April 25, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

April 25, 2013 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST | Occasional Series Join us for a research discussion with Peter Gatrell   To RSVP click HERE   Gatrell teaches at the University of Manchester where he is Professor of Economic History and a member of the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute. He has written extensively on Russian economic history and the history of war and population displacement in the twentieth century. His books include A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia…

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OBERIU: The Russian Avant-Garde Goes Underground

April 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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April 20, 2013  |  2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST   The Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia and the Poets House present: In the late 1920s the group of young Russian writers who called themselves OBERIU seemed poised for avant-garde stardom, but the emergence of the Stalinist state, with its repression of avant-garde art, drove them underground. The editors and translators of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB Poets, 2013) and Daniil Kharms’s Notebooks (Academic Studies Press, 2013) will…

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Film Screening | Russian New York: The New Review

April 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 University Place, Room 102, 19 University Place, Room 102
New York, NY 10003 United States
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The New Review documentary, “Russian New York: The New Review”, premiered at The Russian Documentary Film Festival at Tribeca in September 2012. This documentary shows one of the most inspiring and important pages of New York City - the life and creative endeavors of the postwar wave of Russian immigration to the US. The documentary is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of The New Review, the oldest Russian Emigre intellectual journal. The New Reviewwas founded in 1942 by the famous writer Mark Aldanov…

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Hegel to Russia and Back

April 12, 2013 - April 13, 2013
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April 12 & 13, 2013  |  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST  |  The Jordan Center's Hegel Conference   The Hegel to Russia and Back conference is sponsored by the Humanities Initiative, the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center CUNY, and the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Building on and in many respects departing from traditional discussions of Hegel’s influence on generations of Russian thinkers, recent work on Hegel in Russia has significantly broadened its scope.  This…

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The Decline in Russian-American Relations

April 9, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, 7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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April 9, 2013  |  3:00 to 5:00 PM  |  Bronfman Center, 1st Floor Gallery   Sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy. Russian-American relations have been in decline for at least five years, of that there can be no doubt. The American mainstream media complain of a muscular and uncooperative Russian stance abroad and civil rights abuses at home. Russians complain of US unilateralism and the absence of reciprocity. We…

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