Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Crimes Against Humanity: The Russian Empire and the Entente Note of May 24, 1915”

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The First Hague Convention, 1899.  Wikipedia Commons. By Jake Beard Dr. Peter Holquist is an associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Holquist received his B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington, an M.A. and a M.Phil. at Columbia … Continue reading

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Russia’s Role in Recognizing Crimes against Humanity

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Armenian civilians are marched to a nearby prison in Mezireh by armed Ottoman soldiers. Kharpert, Ottoman Empire, April 1915.  Public Domain. By Grant Collins On Thursday, October 20th Dr. Peter Holquist, Associate Professor of History and Graduate Group Chair at … Continue reading

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Reflections on the “Utopian Project” of Russian Studies

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By Luke Stanek On October 27th, Dr. Ilya Gerasimov, co-founder and executive editor of the international quarterly Ab Imperio visited the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and delivered a lecture entitled “Why Russian History?”  In the lecture, Gerasimov … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Aaron Retish

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“Red Ploughman” (1920 Soviet propaganda poster) Note:  This is the fourth post in what will become an ongoing “Five Questions with” series where students enrolled in the Fall Havighurst Colloquium on Russia in war and revolution pose questions to the … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Peter Holquist

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Kazimir Malevich, Red Cavalry (1928-1932) Note:  This is the third post in what will become an ongoing “Five Questions with” series where students enrolled in the Fall Havighurst Colloquium on Russia in war and revolution pose questions to the guest … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind of Dispossession in the Morning After the Russian Revolution

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Dispossessed Peasants in Prison, 1918 https://russiainphoto.ru/ By Adam Rodger The Havighurst Center hosted Dr. Anne O’Donnell, a historian who studies the transformation of state institutions throughout the Russian Revolution, on 10 October 2016. Dr. O’Donnell gave a lecture on the … Continue reading

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