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The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

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May 2021

Paying for Sex in the Late Russian Empire (with Siobhan Hearne and Discussant Colleen Lucey)

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for another 19v seminar! In this talk, Siobhán Hearne will give an overview of her new book Policing Prostitution: Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia, before presenting her chapter that focuses specifically on men who paid for sex, a group that are often silent in histories of prostitution. The demand side of the commercial sex industry was supposed to be faceless. Unlike women registered as prostitutes on the Empire's system of state regulation, clients’ names and…

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Russian TV Commercials: The Short Course, Lecture One – Soviet Commercials: Keeping Up with the Dzhonses

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of lectures by NYU Professor Eliot Borenstein about the joys and sorrows of Russian and Soviet television advertising. These informal lectures are geared towards students, scholars, and anyone who might be interested in the topic. And yes, we take requests. The series will run weekly on Fridays, starting on May 21st. Lecture One - Soviet Commercials: Keeping Up with the Dzhonses A look at the early years of Soviet television commercials. What were these commercials…

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Russian TV Commercials: The Short Course, Lecture Two – Late Soviet Commercials and the Art of Bad Taste

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of lectures by NYU Professor Eliot Borenstein about the joys and sorrows of Russian and Soviet television advertising. These informal lectures are geared towards students, scholars, and anyone who might be interested in the topic. And yes, we take requests. The series will run weekly on Fridays. Lecture Two - Late Soviet Commercials and the Art of Bad Taste Imagine TV commercials produced with a sensibility halfway between David Lynch and John Waters, and you…

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June 2021

Russian TV Commercials: The Short Course, Lecture Three – Snickers: The Milk Chocolate Invader from Mars©

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of lectures by NYU Professor Eliot Borenstein about the joys and sorrows of Russian and Soviet television advertising. These informal lectures are geared towards students, scholars, and anyone who might be interested in the topic. And yes, we take requests. The series will run weekly on Fridays. Lecture Three - Snickers: The Milk Chocolate Invader from Mars© When Snickers came to Russia, it was not just a chocolate bar; it was a verb. But what…

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Russian TV Commercials: The Short Course, Lecture Four – MMM: Marketing the Pyramid Scheme

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of lectures by NYU Professor Eliot Borenstein about the joys and sorrows of Russian and Soviet television advertising. These informal lectures are geared towards students, scholars, and anyone who might be interested in the topic. And yes, we take requests. The series will run weekly on Fridays. Lecture Four - MMM: Marketing the Pyramid Scheme The infamous MMM pyramid scheme flooded the airwaves in 1994, reeling in viewers with a series of commercials that cashed…

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Russian TV Commercials: The Short Course, Lecture Five – “Bank Imperial”: The Great Man Theory of History and Finance

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of lectures by NYU Professor Eliot Borenstein about the joys and sorrows of Russian and Soviet television advertising. These informal lectures are geared towards students, scholars, and anyone who might be interested in the topic. And yes, we take requests. The series will run weekly on Fridays. Lecture Five - "Bank Imperial": The Great Man Theory of History and Finance Why isn't Count Suvorov eating anything? What does Genghis Khan think is man's greatest pleasure?…

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