Bayara Aroutunova Manusevitch, formerly of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, died at home in Belmont, Massachusetts, on March 12, 2019, at the age of 102.

Female deputies representing the Uzbek Republic at an elected council session

This International Women's Day, the Davis Center commemorates the Soviet “liberation" of Central Asia's women with a web exhibit of images documenting the radical cultural and economic shifts that were transforming Central Asia in the postwar era.

Humanities Study Group on red background

The Davis Center is delighted to announce a new addition to our lineup of public events: the Humanities Study Group.

Flag collage

If you've spent time at the Davis Center recently, you may have noticed a pair of weathered flags hanging on the wall: one Russian, one American, tied in a knot at the corner. 

Collage of resources for teaching U.S.-Russia Relations

Keeping track of the ups and downs in the U.S.-Russia relationship is hard enough these days. For teachers, understanding the news is not enough. They must also find ways to make current events meaningful to their students.

CURRENT timeline

This fall, the Davis Center celebrated its 70th anniversary with a weekend of panels that brought together alumni, current students, faculty and others for discussions on a wide range of topics concerning Russia and Eurasia. 

Teachers doing activity at table during workshop

How can teachers advance learning for youth who think and play, and increasingly live, online?

Class of 2018 Cap Toss

It’s standard at graduations to remind the students of how much we have taught them. Of how much they’ve learned in our classes, or from their peers, or in the library. But in doing so, we overlook something even more important—how much they have taught us.

Olga Breininger-Umetayeva and Maria Vassileva

Olga Breininger-Umetayeva and Maria Vassileva have been awarded dissertation completion fellowships for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Richard Pipes

The Davis Center mourns the passing of Professor Richard Pipes, former director of the Russian Research Center and author of seminal works on Russian history, including The Russian Revolution, Russia under the Bolshevik Regime, and Property and Freedom.