The Penn Russian History and Culture Workshop meets on Mondays at 6pm in 209 College Hall on the Penn campus, unless otherwise noted (Thurs., Oct. 3 at 6:30; and Friday, April 3 at 2PM).
Contact: Peter Holquist, Department of History
October 3 (Thursday.) This session only at 6:30PM:
Oleg Kharkhordin (European University of St. Petersburg): "The Neo-Roman Tradition in Russian Republicanism of the XVIII-XIX centuries and Its Relevance Today”
Alberto Masoero (University of Turin): "The Siberian Land Survey and the Politics of Spatial Approximation in Late Imperial Russia"
Bella Grigoryan (Bryn Mawr), "Who Reads? Paper Politics and Goncharov's Public Circa 1880”
Please find the paper here.
Andrew Sloin (Baruch College-City of New York/Institute for Advanced Studies): "The Third Roman Revolt: Imagining Judea in Revolutionary Russia."
Galin Tihanov (George Steiner Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London), "Gachev's 'accelerated progression': an approach to world literature.”
April 3 (Friday), This meeting only 2PM -4PM:
Sofya Salomatina (Moscow Lomonosov University) (joint meeting with the Penn Economic History Forum), “Commercial banking in the Russian Empire in 1860-1913: development and markets integration.”
As usual, following 90 minutes of conversation, those who wish will accompany our guest to a local eatery for an informal dutch-treat dinner. All papers are circulated approximately ten days in advance so that we can devote our time together to discussion with the author of his/her work, rather than have the author repeat the substance of that work.