ASEEES Blog

Opening the Vaults: Art Folios & Resources of the Hoover Institution Library (Text)

In preparation for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, the Hoover Library & Archives made a concerted effort to assess its holdings of visual materials produced in that era. This process included recent careful description of the library’s art vault, the core component of which is made up of what is called the Russian Art Collection.

Opening the Vaults: Art Folios & Resources of the Hoover Institution Library (Images)

Larger versions of images from the June 2017 NewsNet article and additional images from the Hoover Institute are available here.

Celebrating Crime and Punishment at 150

The year 2016 marked 150 years since the first publication of Crime and Punishment. To celebrate the novel’s anniversary Kate Holland and Katherine Bowers co-organized a global outreach program, “Crime and Punishment at 150”.

They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide: An Interview with Ronald Grigor Suny

Norman B. Naimark interviews 2016 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize winner Ronald Grigor Suny about his prize winning book, "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide.

Misbehaving Women and the Russian Revolutions of 1917

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild discusses the question of the role of women and gender in the key Russian historic events of 1917.

CCNY and Harvard U Launch Russia Matters Website

Carnegie Corporation of New York, in partnership with Harvard University’s Belfer Center, launches Russia Matters, a new website that seeks to inform the debate on Russia in the United States with data-driven analyses and facts.

Reading Mayakovsky in Sao Paulo: Boris Schnaiderman and the Legacy of Russian Studies in Brazil

Cassio de Oliveira describes Boris Schnaiderman’s legacy as a translator and scholar of Russian literature in Brazil.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Archives Online

The archives of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) contain the RFE, RL, and RFE/RL research reports on developments in the Soviet Union and Central/Eastern Europe that were an important source of information about the region for scholars, journalists, and government officials. Many of these archival resources have been digitized and placed online.

Area Studies and the "False Song of Globalism"

Padraic Kenney's Presidential Address at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention discusses recent global changes and the question of: how do we put forward a regional approach in an era at once global and anti-global?

The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children

Serguei A. Oushakine of Princeton University discusses Soviet children's literature style, including aspects such as the literature content and the graphic images.

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