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CFP: Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives (October 18 - 21, 2021)


Fifth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley (OCT 18, 2021 - OCT 21, 2021)

Conveners: Franziska Exeler (Department of History, Free University Berlin; Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge) and Sören Urbansky (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

ToC Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas – East European History, vol. 68 (2020), issue 1


Einleitung. Die ökonomischen Folgen der Westverschiebung Polens nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg
Introduction. The Economic Effects of Poland's Westward Shift after World War II (pp. 4-26)

Ein guter Deal? Voschlag für eine makroökonomische Berechnung der wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Westverschiebung Polens
A Good Deal? A Proposal for a Macroeconomic Calculation of the Economic Consequences of the Westward Shift of Poland (pp. 27-42)

Short lecture on Shostakovich's life and music TOMORROW, February 16

Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teaching and research organization, presents its first Spring course:

Dmitri Shostakovich: The Man, The Music, The Myth
Instructor: Harlow Robinson - expert in Soviet and Russian cultural history, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History, Emeritus, Northeastern University.

Join us on February 16 at 4pm EST for a free introductory lecture on Shostakovich’s life and works.

CFP: "Contemporary Russian Documentary"

CFP: Edited volume on “Contemporary Russian Documentary”


The past three decades have seen a remarkable flourishing of documentary film in Russia: the cohort of documentary “masters” who came to prominence in the 1990s, such as Vitaly Mansky, Viktor Kossakovsky, and Sergei Loznitsa have been joined by a new generation of filmmakers, including Askold Kurov, Beata Bubenets, and Alina Rudnitskaya, to name but a few. 

ToC: New Volume of Russian Literature (Amsterdam): "Popular Literary Practices in Russia"

Russian Literature. 2020. Vol. 118.



Наталья Самутина. Ускользающие читатели: трансформации популярной культуры на русском языке как вызов исследователям литературных практик

Panel on Jewish culture in the Soviet Union for the 53rd ASEEES Convention

I would like to create a panel on Jewish culture in the Soviet Union for the 53rd ASEEES Convention, November 18-21, 2021, New Orleans. I am going to present my paper on Yiddish Theater in Kiev in the 1920s-1930s. I am looking for a panel chair, two presenters and a discussant.