Category Archives: Lecture Reviews

Student reviews of guest lectures

History of Russian Jewish Jokes, 1900-1990

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

More Galleries | Comments Off on History of Russian Jewish Jokes, 1900-1990

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

This gallery contains 4 photos.

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

More Galleries | Comments Off on “Not Just for Fun: The Soviet Satirical Magazines As a Weapon, Mediator, and Entertainment”

“Why Do Extremist Political Parties Publish Satirical Magazines?”

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

More Galleries | Comments Off on “Why Do Extremist Political Parties Publish Satirical Magazines?”

The Weapon of Laughter: On Boris Efimov’s Soviet Caricatures

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

More Galleries | Comments Off on The Weapon of Laughter: On Boris Efimov’s Soviet Caricatures

Sino-Russian Rapprochement: What does it mean?

This gallery contains 1 photo.

By Zach Martin The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed Dr. Hilary Appel, professor of government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, to speak for its penultimate lecture in its spring colloquium series “Russia and … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Sino-Russian Rapprochement: What does it mean?

Only If Winner Takes All

This gallery contains 3 photos.

By Taylor Rathe The first man landed on the moon in 1969. This was an historic moment for the United States and the world—the U.S. had done the unimaginable and, by the rule of winner takes all, had officially “won” … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Only If Winner Takes All