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Monday, August 28, 2017

Museum of the Second World War in Poland: Intersections of History, Memory, and Politics

Lecture | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Pawel Machcewicz, Professor, Department of Recent Political History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was opened in March 2017. This is the largest historical museum in Poland and one of largest historical museums in Europe and the world. The museum also turned out to be in the last year’s biggest battlefield in the realm of historical memory and politics of history in Poland. This project evoked the most heated debates and controversies, and the very...   More >

Gospel Rape: On Close Reading in Crime and Punishment

Colloquium | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor and Bernie Williams Chair, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The first lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Understanding the New Land Rush: How Capital Inflows Transformed Rural Russia

Lecture | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

Susanne Wengle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Rising global prices for agricultural commodities have led to the inflow of capital to rural economies and to transfers of land ownership to new agricultural operators (NAOs) in developing and post-Soviet countries. How capital inflows affect rural communities is often explained with the variable of institutional strength, an explanation aligned with the good governance approach to economic...   More >