Upcoming Events

Monday, April 4, 2016
4:00 p.m., Nau Hall 342

by Igor Fedyukin

Associate Professor and Director, Center for History Sources, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Visiting Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)

Download and read the paper to be discussed at this seminar here.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Sociology at UVa.

poster

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
5:00 p.m., New Cabell 236

Lecture by Igor Fedyukin.

Former Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Associate Professor and Director, Center for History Sources, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Visiting Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)

This event is organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Sociology at UVa.

Poster

Thursday, April 7, 2016
5:00 p.m., Monroe Hall 130

Documentary film screening
Written and directed by Alex Storozynski

The screening will be followed by a talk by Alex Storozynski and a Q&A with the audience.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko fought for American independence and was decorated by George Washington with and Order of Cincinnatus. Later, he led a Polish uprising against the Russian Empire. Thomas Jefferson called Kosciuszko “as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known.” Kosciuszko bequeathed his property for the emancipation and education of African-American slaves and named Jefferson the executor. After Kosciuszko’s death, Jefferson walked away from this obligation. Kosciuszko’s will was never enacted.

This film, based on the book by Alex Storozynski, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciusko and the Age of Revolution (St. Martin’s Press, 2010), was originally featured on PBS in October 2015.

Alex Storozynski was president and executive director of the Kosciuszko Foundation. Also a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, he was an editorial board member at the New York Daily News, the founding editor of amNewYork, and a former city editor and contributing editor to the The New York Sun.

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and theCorcoran Department of History.

poster

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:00 a.m., Nau 211

Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His academic writings have appeared, among others, in Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies, and Modern Intellectual History. He has also written for Eurozine, The Nation, The New Republic, and The TLS. He is a past recipient of fellowships from the ACLS, the Fulbright Commission, the Republic of France, the Hoover Institution, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He is the author of two monographs forthcoming in Polish, as well as Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and “Revolution,” 1939-1956 (forthcoming with Yale UP).

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Corcoran Department of Historythe Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

poster

Friday, April 22, 2016

Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His academic writings have appeared, among others, in Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies, and Modern Intellectual History. He has also written for Eurozine, The Nation, The New Republic, and The TLS. He is a past recipient of fellowships from the ACLS, the Fulbright Commission, the Republic of France, the Hoover Institution, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He is the author of two monographs forthcoming in Polish, as well as Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and “Revolution,” 1939-1956 (forthcoming with Yale UP).

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Corcoran Department of History, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
March 19, 2016 7:30pm at Sweet Briar College Museum, Amherst, VA.

By Roanoke-based writer Dwayne Yancey. This play deals with the October 2002 attack
on the Moscow Nord-Ost Theater by a large group of Chechens.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
January 21-April 29, 2016 M-F, Sundays 1-4pm Sweet Briar College Museum

Poster Exhibit and play

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00-6:15pm--Location TBA

Presenter: Zara Torlone

Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00-2:00pm--Location NCH 236

Presenter: Zara Torlone

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00-5:30pm in New Cabell Hall Rm 236 (German Conference Room)

Reed Johnson

Future Imperfect:  Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and the Time-Travel Narrative

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00-5:30pm in New Cabell Hall Rm 236 (German Conference Room)

Talk by Dr. Lukasz Michalski
Institute of National Remembrance, Poland

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:00-5:30pm in New Cabell Hall 058

Prof. Edith Clowes, Alex Kozoyed, Veri Silva,

Alex Moree, David Peters

Russian Virginia In and Out of the Classroom: A Roundtable

Thursday, March 16, 4:00–5:30, Cabell 058

This colloquium will feature two student projects from Prof. Edith Clowes' RUTR 2460 course using the website "Russian Virginia". The first project, presented by Fall 2015 students Alex Moree and David Peters, explores the Russian Civil War through the work of little-known Soviet cartoonist Vladimir Akimov. The second project, presented by Fall 2016 students Alex Kozoyed and Veri Silva, focuses on an Orthodox church in the Northern Virginia area and its integration of traditional orthodoxy with recognizably American social practices and involvement.