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After the Fall: Russia Post-Communism

Date: January 26, 2008
Venue: Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA)

The seminar

The seminar examines Russia after the fall of communism from a number of disciplinary perspectives: anthropology, art history, history, and political science. It will trace the manner in which the U.S.S.R. collapsed and consider both the controversial presidency of Boris Yeltsin and the emergence of fifteen new states from the former Soviet empire, trying also to consider whether the triumph of democracy has been good for women and women's health and examine what special challenges women face in the aftermath of socialism. Next, with reference to the art scene, the seminar will investigate how the changing landscape of patronage has changed the production and consumption of painting and sculpture in contemporary Russia. Finally, it will turn to contemporary politics, and focus on the figure of Vladimir Putin, in order to reflect upon the nature of democracy as it is practiced in Russia today.
If you wish to participate in the seminar, see how to apply.

The topics

  • President Boris Yeltsin and the Russian Federation, 1991-2000
  • Has Democracy Been Good for Russian Women and Women's Health?
  • Goodbye Lenin, Hello Mickey Mouse: The Contemporary Russian Art Scene
  • Politics and Power Under Vladimir Putin
  • Whither Russia?

Organizer and partners

  • The Program in Humanities and Human Values
  • Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Information and contacts

Program in Humanities and Human Values
address:
CB 3425, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3425
tel. 001.919.9621544
fax. 001.919.9624318
mail. human@unc.edu

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