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Leaving St. Petersburg in Summertime

In cataloging the works of composer Leo Zeitlin (Tseitlin) (1884-1930), I realize that he was often away from St. Petersburg in the summer (and often in Ekaterinoslav, where he eventually lived).

Leaving town seems to be a familiar summertime pattern, but I haven't been able to find anyone who has written about WHY people left St. Petersburg in the summer. Was it just the style if you had the wherewithal? I'd be grateful for any sources that discuss this (in English, please).

Paula Eisenstein Baker



CFP ASEEES 2016 - Looking for third panelist and chair

Hi All,

I am currently looking for a third panelist and chair to complete an ASEEES panel on revolutionary women in Eastern Europe in the 19th century (and/or into the 20thc). The first paper is on the Polish women's movement, and the second paper looks at Russian revolutionary women and their reception in the U.S. The application is due by Feb 15th

If interested, please email me at cgibson2@binghamton.edu

Chelsea Gibson
PhD Candidate, Binghamton University 

Panel Proposal

Dear colleagues, historians, I want to present a paper about origins of children's homelessness in early Soviet Russia at the national convention this year in DC and wonder if you would be interested in participating - either presenting a paper or serving as a discussant.. Please let me know ASAP!!!.

Boris Gorshkov

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 


Re: ASEEES 2016 Panelist Needed, "Living in Socialism"

Dear all,

Thank you for your interest; the panel slot has been filled. For anyone else interested in the issue of housing in the Soviet Union, I am currently organizing a workshop with Prof. Rebecca Friedman (FIU) on the topic, to be held at the University of Illinois in the summer of 2017. It would be run concurrently with the Summer Research Lab (http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/), and participants would be eligible for travel and research funding grants through the SRL. Please contact me for more information.

ASEEES 2016 Panelist Needed, "Living in Socialism"

Hello all, 

We are looking for one more panelist for a panel tentatively titled "Living in Socialism: Housing in the Soviet Union". The two other papers look at housing in the early Soviet Union through the analytical lenses of space, time, gender and labor. Please contact me, Deirdre Ruscitti Harshman, at ruscitt2@illinois.edu, if you are interested in joining us! 

All the best,