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Cambridge Commitee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES)


CamCREES events 2014-15


Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, CamCREES organised a host of diverse seminars that culminated in a Lent Term series on Russian and Soviet Mass CultureOur Michaelmas Term programme explored topics ranging from Moscow architecture to Russian crime fiction. Our Lent Term programme, generously supported by the British Academy, featured presentations on themes from Cold War radio to Soviet DIY culture.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Professor Anna Berman (McGill), 'Darwin and Mechnikov in Tolstoy's Literary Imagination'

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Professor Joan Neuberger (Austin, Texas), 'Eisenstein's Ivan: Sensory Thinking from Machiavelli to Disney'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 

Dr Simon Huxtable (Loughborough), 'Newspapers, Readers and the "Managed Public Sphere" during the Soviet Sixties'

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 

Professor Susan Reid (Sheffield), 'Makeshift Modernity: DIY, Craft and the Virtuous Homemaker in New Soviet Housing of the 1960s'

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 

Dr Kristin Roth-Ey (UCL), 'Listening Out: Cold War Radio and the Soviet Audience'

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dr Claire Whitehead (St. Andrews), 'The Construction of Authority in Early Russian Crime Fiction'

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 

Professor Valerie Kivelson (Michigan), '"Rivers of Blood": Illustrating Violence and Virtue in Russia's Early Modern Empire'

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Professor Luba Golburt (UC Berkeley), 'The Persistence of the Eighteenth Century: a Book Presentation of The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination'

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 

Professor Anne Nesbet (UC Berkeley), 'Modeling Moscow: Life, Architecture, and the Composite Shot in Soviet Films of the 1930s'

Friday, 10 October 2014 

CamCREES Postgrad Networking Party