Midwest Russian History Workshop

Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210-214

Fall 2012 Meeting, University of Notre Dame


The Midwest Russian History Workshop brings together scholars from US and Canadian universities for a two-day meeting aimed at providing feedback on written work and discussing important issues within the field of Russian and Soviet history. This year, the University of Notre Dame will be hosting the workshop on October 5 – 6, 2012.

2012 Workshop Schedule
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Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.


John Bushnell (Northwestern University), “Old Believer Peasant Women Who Wouldn’t Marry: The Steksovo Estate of Sergei Mikhailovich Golitsyn (Late 18th—Mid-19th Centuries)”

Ben Eklof (Indiana University, Bloomington), “The Revolution Betrayed: Nikolai Apollonovich Charushin and the Struggle over the Legacy of Populism in Provincial Kirov [Viatka] in the Soviet era”

Julia Fein (Rutgers University), “Between Moscow and the Masses: Redefining the Local-Studies Museum in the 1930s”

Nathan Gerth (University of Notre Dame), “Keep Calm and Carry On: The State’s Use of Soft Power in Tver’ Province during the Cholera Epidemic of 1848”

Leah Goldman (University of Chicago), “(Over)producing the Work: ‘Ot vsego serdtsa’ at the Bolshoi Theater”

Ian Lanzillotti (Ohio State University), “Strange Bedfellows: Kabardians, Colonizers, and Mountaineers in the North Caucasus from Tsarist Conquest to the Soviet National Border Delimitations”

Leone Musgrave (Indiana University, Bloomington), “Utro Gor: Akhmed Tsalikov and the North Caucasus in the Spectrum of Revolutionary Politics”

John Randolph (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “‘The Yammes’: Placing Imperial Russian Transportation Obligations in Comparative Perspective (1450-1850)”

Mark Soderstrom (Aurora University), “The Nomadic Nachal’nik: Peter Slovtsov’s Career as Inspector of Siberian Schools”

Mike Westrate (University of Notre Dame), “My Address is the Soviet Union!’: Ethnicities and Nationalisms in Postwar Kharkiv”

Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University), “The United States in the Soviet Interpretation under Stalin: From Lev Zubok to Aleksei Efimov”