Events

Are you looking to be in conversation with the world of Russian and Eurasian studies? You have come to the right place—pull up a seat.

All Davis Center events will occur virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.

Upcoming

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

During the Cold War, distribution of translated works about the pathologies of Soviet-style Communism helped the West in its political campaigns against Communism.

Independent Scholar and Translator

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

How has environmental activism evolved in Russia over the last decade?

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stetson University

Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies / Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Friday, April 30, 2021
9am to 4pm EDT

This conference aims to further complicate conventionally-held ideas about the late Soviet Union by looking at how exactly the post-Stalinist environment informed social practices and individual lives.

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12 to 1:15pm EDT

Drawing on archival sources and memoirs from Russia and Austria, the speakers will review many aspects of the Soviet occupation of Austria from 1945 to 1955. 

Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War's Consequences (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Economic History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:15 to 6pm EDT

Russian Jews made a fascinating contribution to the political life of Italy, to its culture, literature and the arts during a turbulent period of history.

Professor of Slavic Studies, Pisa University

Professor of Russian Emeritus, Amherst College

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:15 to 6pm EST

Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin.

Professor, The College of New Jersey

Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:15 to 6pm EST

Jeffrey Veidlinger presents some of the latest research on the anti-Jewish violence that accompanied the Russian revolution and ensuing Civil War in Ukraine.

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

Visiting Research Associate, Tauber Institute for the Study of East European Jewry, Brandeis University

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:15 to 6pm EDT

In the world where globalism and cultural neonativism converge, literature reveals new possibilities of expression.

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

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:15 to 6pm EDT

This talk employs Theodor Herzl’s relationship with eastern European Jewry as a case study of the social construction of charisma and the legitimization of leadership.

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 University

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College