The Unknown Women of the Ancient Eurasian Steppe

By Megan Snyder It can be challenging to study the ancient nomads of Eurasia as many cultures did not leave their own written records. Instead, it was often outsiders who did not understand the nomadic way of life and had … Continue reading

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“Not Just for Fun: The Soviet Satirical Magazines As a Weapon, Mediator, and Entertainment”

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By Anna Simile On Monday, March 8, 2021, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed its third colloquium lecturer of this spring semester, Dr. Kateryna Yeremieieva, to discuss the Ukrainian satirical magazine “Perets [Pepper]”. A senior lecturer … Continue reading

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“Why Do Extremist Political Parties Publish Satirical Magazines?”

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By Duncan Burke Most everyone tells jokes and there are multitudes of reasons why. Some like to entertain or seek comfort in laughter. Others want to belittle something and mock it. Why then would a national socialist or communist party … Continue reading

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The Belarusian Art of Protest

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By Alex Adams “If I say it ended in tragedy, this is, in the first place, because of the size of the human toll taken in course of that social – or chronological – change. For in a real tragedy, … Continue reading

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Wellness through War and Peace

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By Alex Adams On the March 25 Wellness Day, a couple friends and I decided to watch War and Peace. The definitive War and Peace adaptation. The 431-minute long, four-part, 1967 Sergei Bondarchuk War and Peace film.             Sergei … Continue reading

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Five Questions With … Brigid O’Keeffe

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Note: 2020-21 marks the 20th anniversary of the Havighurst Center.  One of the ways we will mark this occasion is through a regular “Five Questions With …” series, where we will check in with former colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students.  In … Continue reading

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