Category Archives: Havighurst Lecturers

History of Russian Jewish Jokes, 1900-1990

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By Alex Adams Joining us from an expedition in the Caucasus, Dr. Aleksandra Arkhipova, Senior Research Fellow at the Russian State University for the Humanities and the Russian School of Economics, presented her new research to the Havighurst Center for … 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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The Weapon of Laughter: On Boris Efimov’s Soviet Caricatures

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By Yuri Klinkenbergh On Monday, February 22, 2021, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed its second guest lecturer of the semester, Dr. Stephen Norris. Dr. Norris is the director of the Havighurst Center and received his … Continue reading

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Elena Rodina on the Determination of Journalists in the Caucasus

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Image from Molodezh’ Dagestana website, a major newspaper in the Republic. By Emily Tatum The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies concluded its Colloquium lecture series on “Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad” Monday, April 22, with guest … Continue reading

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