October 1, 2016

Upcoming Fall 2016 Events

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Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall
“Echoes of the Great Terror: Soviet Perpetrators on Trial, 1939-1943″:
An International Conference at the University of Virginia

Offering new perspectives on Stalin’s Great Terror of 1937-38 and, specifically, the role of the perpetrator in Stalin’s USSR, this conference features presentations in Russian and English based on previously unexamined Ukrainian and Georgian archival sources by historians based in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Moldova, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Participants in the conference include:

Timothy Blauvelt (Ilia State University, Republic of Georgia)
Igor Casu (Center for the Study of Totalitarianism; State University of Moldova)
Olha Dovbnia, Serhii Kokin, Roman Podkur, and Valeriy Vasylyev (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)
Marc Junge (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany)
Andriy Kohut (State Archives, Security Service of Ukraine)
Nikita Petrov (“Memorial” International Human Rights and Humanitarian Society, Russia)
Jeffrey Rossman (Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia)
Andrei Savin (Institute of History, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
David Shearer (Department of History, University of Delaware)
Aleksandr Vatlin (Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Moscow State University, Russia)
Lynne Viola (University of Toronto, Canada)
Vadym Zolotaryov (Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine)

The languages of the conference are Russian and English. Translation will be provided.

For questions, please contact Anna Maxwell (ask4mm@virginia.edu)
Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) with co-sponsorship from the Page-Barbour Fund, the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation.
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Thursday, October 6, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., location TBA
The Joy of Exile: Ovid in Pushkin’s, Mandelshtam’s and Brodsky’s Poetry
Dr. Zara M. Torlone
Professor of Classics, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio
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Friday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
Professionalization workshop: “Teaching Literature”
Dr. Zara M. Torlone
Professor of Classics, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio

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Thursday, October 20, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
Future Imperfect: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and the Time-Travel Narrative

Reed Johnson, University of Virginia

This talk is part of the Spring 2016 Slavic Colloquium at UVa.

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Thursday, November 3, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., NEW CABELL 236
An Analysis of the Meaning of the Conjunction a in Russian with Attention to Its Implications for Second Language Acquisition and Russian Language Pedagogy

Mark Elson and Maria Ivanova, University of Virginia

This talk is part of the Spring 2016 Slavic Colloquium at UVa.

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