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I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on getting someone to transcribe (not translate) a file from the Russian State Historical Archive and how much it would cost (or put me in touch with some people who may be able to help - my email address is at the end of this post) nbsp; All I'd need is a Word file, in Russian, with the documents copied out with page numbers and information who each file/letter is to and from.
A graduate student of mine is working on party-peasant realtions in Communist Poland. She is interested in the concept of trust - zaufanie - which is frequently expressed as something the Party or its leaders enjoy. I began to wonder whether the term also has a Leninist component, in which the trust is enjoyed or conferred not between individuals and masses, but is conferred by the working class on its representatives. This sounds right to me, but I can't put my finger on it. Is doverie a concept that operates in Lenin's thought - and if so, where?
As the deadline for the summer of 2014 NEH institutes is fast approaching, we invite applications to a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, The Ottoman and Russian Empires: Citizenship, Belonging and Difference, to be held at George Washington University, June 9-27, 2014.