Seminar Series

A series of public seminars on topics in the history, culture, and politics of the Central Asia region. Primary focus is on the former Soviet Central Asian republics and the Caucasus, with some work on surrounding regions.

Chair: Nargis Kassenova

Features scholars who have been working in the newly-opened archives of East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Intended to shed new light on events from the Cold War era and encourage the use of archival evidence to test theories of domestic and international politics. Sponsored by the Project on Cold War Studies.

Chair: Mark Kramer

Presentations on recent research by visiting scholars and members of the Center. Talks focus on domestic politics in states of the former Soviet Union.

Chairs: Timothy Colton, Alexandra Vacroux

Fellows and invited visitors will present original research in their respective areas of study in this interdisciplinary series of seminars and panel discussions.  

Please contact Donna Cardarelli, Research Programs Coordinator, for more information. 

Presentations of current research on topics relating to gender, sexuality, feminism, women's studies, in the socialist and postsocialist countries by center researchers and visiting scholars.

Chairs: Feruza Aripova, Rochelle Ruthchild, Valerie Sperling, Elizabeth Wood

Each year, the Historians’ Seminar brings a series of accomplished scholars working in the field of Russian history to the Davis Center. The seminar is intended to highlight innovative and influential research and to foster dialogue among those interested in the early modern and modern periods (to 1991). Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and Center associates are most welcome to attend.

Chair: Terry Martin

The Humanities Studies Group provides a forum where Center affiliates researching aspects of the humanities in Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia can share their work – either in progress or recently completed – with other scholars in humanities fields, as well as with the larger community. The group will meet monthly on Friday afternoons during the academic year.

Chair: Edythe Haber

Talks on Slavic literatures and cultures, with special emphasis this year on problems of methodology and theory, literature, and contemporary culture.

Chair: Stephanie Sandler

This series is on hiatus for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Chair: Maria Gough

This workshop brings together graduate students, postdocs, and area faculty to discuss new work related to politics and economics in the post-communist (and communist) countries of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. Visit the Workshop's home page for more information. 

Please follow this link to be added to the Workshop mailing list. 

The next meeting will be Friday, September 13 at 12:15 p.m. in CGIS South (Room S153). 

Chairs: Oxana Shevel and Dmitry Gorenburg.

This seminar seeks to foster vibrant, comprehensive, and fruitful discussion on the ongoing transformations in geopolitics and governance triggered by the BRI. Cosponsored by the Program on Central Asia at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Chair: Nargis Kassenova

Presentations of recent research on a wide range of human rights issues by members of the Davis Center and invited guests.

Chair: Mark Kramer

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

The Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry is an activity of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, which has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group

Chair: Maxim D. Shrayer


For presentations that fall outside our regular seminar series.