I am doing some research on the journalist and photo historian Leonid Volkov-Lannit (1903-1985), who was affiliated with Novyi Lef in the late 1920s as a young man. I am trying to make some sense of his political repression.
Some of you will be aware that the Russian imperial foreign ministry archive has been closed since 2012 for reconstruction. According to the entry on the archive on ArcheoBiblioBase, they're scheduled to re-open in 2016. Searching recently for an update, I found the following:
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 5th International Neighbourhood Symposium (INS) at Heybeliada, near Istanbul between Tuesday, 23 June and Sunday, 28 June 2015. This year’s Symposium will focus on “Leadership and Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.
Call for Papers: Graduate Workshop “European History across boundaries”
Academy Leader: Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History) and Gregor Feindt (Leibniz-Institute of European History Mainz)
Venue: Leibniz-Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany
Date: 12-14 November 2015
Deadline: 15 May 2015
I would like to organize the session “Soviet Jews and Antisemitism after Stalin’s Death (1953-1987)” for the 2015 AJS Conference to be held in Boston, December 13-15, 2015.
The session will analyze the various forms of antisemitism in the Soviet Union in 1953-1987, compare the level of antisemitism in the different Soviet republics, and show the responses of Jews toward racism and persecution. I am going to present at the session my paper “Jews and Antisemitism in Kiev in 1953-1987.”
Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program
an initiative of the Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society
The Lapidus 2015 Summer Fellowship Program application deadline is April 17, 2015.
[Ed. note (PBK): Because we have no reason to doubt, but also no way to verify, what Dakota Irvin is describing here, it would be helpful if any H-Russia members with authoritative or corroborating information could contribute to this thread and help researchers planning work in the archives in Russia.]
A research query for copyright purposes: I am searching for information on a Russian cartoonist/illustrator who worked in Uzbekistan in the 1950s by the name of D. Sinitskii. He drew cartoons for the newspaper Komsomolets Uzbekistana and illustrated books. Are there any reference guides or other sources I could look at to find someone who was likely never famous? Thank you!