I might suggest looking at Stephen Lovell's book Summerfolk (2003) on the summer dacha phenomenon. Some reasons for summer departures being disease, comfort, costs, sociability and yes, style.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Candidate, Binghamton University
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!!!.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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.