In the last fifty years of the tsarist regime, large and boisterous settlements of Russian exiles emerged across the European continent. Called “Russian colonies” by their residents, these communities hosted the leaders of virtually every revolutionary party and produced most of the illegal literature that circulated in late imperial Russia. Faith Hillis’ book is the first comprehensive account of the Russian revolutionary movement abroad, providing a novel reassessment of the Russian revolution. Registration is required for this event. The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who register.
Simon Ostrovsky, PBS NewsHour journalist; Nerses Kopalyan, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada; and Arman Grigoryan, Associate Professor at Lehigh University will explore what happened during the most recent period of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, over Nagorno-Karabakh, the status of the cease fire that was established on November 10, and what a lasting resolution might look like with respect to the final status of the Republic of Artsakh. Registration is required for this event. The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who register in advance.
Professor Francine Hirsch (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will present her new book Soviet Judgment at Nuremburg. Hirsch's book offers a startlingly new view of the International Military Tribunal and a fresh perspective on the movement for international human rights that it helped launch. She will be joined in conversation by Professor Faith Hillis. Registration is required for this event. The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who register.
Theodora Dragostinova, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University, will present Bulgaria’s cultural engagements with multiple actors in the Third World, highlight the global reach of state socialism, demonstrate the existence of vibrant partnerships along an East-South axis during the 1970s, and challenge notions of late socialism as the prelude to communist collapse in eastern Europe. Registration is required for this event. Those who register in advance will receive the Zoom invitation.