Jews of Russia/Eastern Europe Seminar

Interdisciplinary in nature and broad in scope, the seminar features presentations by scholars and authors working at various intersections of Russian/Soviet/East European Studies and Jewish Studies.

Chair: Maxim D. Shrayer

Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Roman Katsman, Professor of the Department of Literature of the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Derek Penslar, Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History; University of Toronto; Stanley Lewis Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor, Department of History, Harvard...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

Discussant...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Antony Polonsky, Serhii Plokhii, Marta Daria Olynyk, Harvey Budner, Volodymyr Muzychenko, Volodymyr Dibrova.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Moshe Rosman, Professor, Koschitzky Department of Jewish History, Bar Ilan University, Israel; Fellow, Israel Institute for Advanced Study, Jerusalem

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Elissa Bemporad, Jerry and William Ungar Chair in East European Jewish History and the Holocaust, and Associate Professor of History, Queens College, City University of New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Alexandar Mihailovic, Visiting Professor of Literature, Bennington College; Professor Emeritus of Russian and Comparative Literature, Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Marat Grinberg, Associate Professor of Russian and Humanities, Reed College

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Olga Litvak, Associate Professor of History and Leffell Chair in Modern Jewish History, Clark University

Olga Litvak received her PhD at Columbia University and teaches Jewish and East European history at Clark University.  She is the author of two books,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Igor Nemirovsky, Director and Publisher, Academic Studies Press

Igor Nemirovsky was born in 1958 in Crimea and spent his childhood and youth in Odessa and St. Petersburg. He received an M.A. from Tartu University, where he studied with Yuri Lotman and Boris Gasparov...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

James Loeffler, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

James Loeffler is the author of The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale, 2010), which won numerous awards in Slavic Studies, Jewish Studies, Music, and...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Jeffrey Burds, Associate Professor of History, Northeastern University; Center Associate, Davis Center

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Joshua Rubenstein, Associate Director for Major Gifts, Harvard Law School; Center Associate, Davis Center

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
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