Digital Resources

Today’s students get more and more of their learning experience from online sources. To meet this demand, the Davis Center has mobilized resources to ensure that events that happen on campus are available to those who could not attend that wonderful lecture or inspiring panel discussion. We are building a digital archive of seminars, interviews, and other materials that are accessible to a global audience and that provide an engaging forum for students and faculty to share their ideas more broadly.

Loren Graham, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at MIT, spent time as a graduate student at Moscow State University in the early 1960s. Here, he recounts stories of the rich cast of characters he encountered, and the many peculiar circumstances in which he found himself as one of the few American students studying in the Soviet Union.

Journalist, music historian, and opposition activist Artemy Troitsky discusses the Soviet past, Putin's Russia, and his experiences as a member of the new Russian protest movement in this lecture at the Davis Center on February 21, 2013.

Harvard University staff, led by Hugh Truslow, Librarian for the Davis Center Collection at Fung Library, model the material culture pedagogy using Soviet objects, in this case, a Russian tea glass holder (also known as podstakannik in Russian).

Harvard University staff, led by Outreach Director Cris Martin, model the material culture pedagogy using Soviet objects, in this case, a small replica of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik.

This archival footage documents a women's suffrage march held in Petrograd, Russia in 1917, just before the overthrow of the Russian Tsar.

Signs in the video include messages such as, "The glory of women to fight for freedom," "Without women, suffrage is not 'universal,'" and "Women's place is in the constituent assembly."

Dr. Rochelle G. Ruthchild, Professor Emerita of the Union Institute and University Davis Center Associate, discusses her book, "Equality and Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917."

Dr. Cathy Frierson, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, provided this lecture in August 2012 at a teacher workshop devoted to "Everyday Life in the Soviet Union." The lecture examines the personal impact of the Gulag on the lives of Soviet citizens. 

Cris Martin, Outreach Director at the Davis Center, provided this lecture in August 2012 at a teacher workshop devoted to "Everyday Life in the Soviet Union." The lecture examines how the Soviet leadership used education policy to create the new Soviet citizen.

Dr. Robyn Angley provided this lecture in August 2012 at a teacher workshop devoted to "Everyday Life in the Soviet Union." The lecture examines early Soviet ideology and how the fledgling Soviet regime used ideology to shape and create burgeoning Soviet culture.  

Dr. Alexis Peri, Assistant Professor of History at Middlebury College, provided this lecture in August 2012 at a teacher workshop devoted to "Everyday Life in the Soviet Union." The lecture examines how the personal and public lives of Soviet citizens related to each other, and what impact the regime had on those differences.  

Dr. Elizabeth Wood, Professor of History at MIT, provided this lecture in August 2012 at a teacher workshop devoted to "Everyday Life in the Soviet Union." The lecture examines the long history of gender relations during the Soviet period and beyond.