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Three PhD students successfully defend dissertations, 5/8/17.

May 9, 2017

 

Congratulations to the following new Slavic PhD's who defended their dissertations yesterday afternoon:

Alexandre Gontchar, PhD, March 2017

Dissertation title: “Three Easy Pieces: Tolstoy, Khlebnikov, Platonov and the fragile absolute of Russian modernity”

 

Vera Koshkina, PhD, May 2017

Dissertation title: “On the Margins of Experiment: State sponsorship of radical aesthetics in Soviet

cinema, 1960–1968”

 

Iaroslava Strikha, PhD, May 2017

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Russian language students excel in national essay competition with 7 medalists and 20 total awards.

May 9, 2017

 

2017 National Russian Essay Competition (NPSREC)

Congratulations to our students and teachers! We received 20 total awards (up from 16 last year) including 1 Silver Medal, 6 Bronze Medals, and 13 Honorable Mentions.

 

With 7 medalists and 20 total awards, Harvard continues its rivalry with Columbia University (8 medalists, 21 total awards — we’ve been neck and neck and switching places the past few years) for the highest number of medalists of all participating universities and highest number of overall recognitions including… Read more about Russian language students excel in national essay competition with 7 medalists and 20 total awards.

"Charta Story" opens in Prague with contributions from Preceptor Veronika Tuckerova.

March 30, 2017

The exhibition "Charta Story" has just opened at the National Gallery in Prague. It focuses on the important dissident organization from 1970s-1980s, called Charter 77. Slavic Department Czech preceptor, Veronika Tuckerova, wrote texts in the exhibition halls and  catalogue for this project. The exhibition will run until January 2019. 

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Article: “Ceremonial ‘Russian dress’ as a phenomenon of court culture” – co-authored by Daniel Green, published in Clothing Cultures

March 27, 2017

 

Daniel Green, a PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures, recently co-authored an article entitled “Ceremonial ‘Russian dress’ as a phenomenon of court culture” with Svetlana Amelekhina, Head of the Textiles Department of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. It appeared in a special issue of Clothing Cultures dedicated to clothing in imperial Russia.

 

Harvard affiliates can download the PDF… Read more about Article: “Ceremonial ‘Russian dress’ as a phenomenon of court culture” – co-authored by Daniel Green, published in Clothing Cultures