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October 2018

Pavel Lion, a.k.a. Psoy Korolenko

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bed and Sofa was created in 1927 by Soviet film director Abram Room and “has become regarded as a great little masterpiece of the silent era” (John DeBartolo). The movie depicts an extremely tense, if trivial, love triangle in the pitifully small living quarters of early Soviet-era Moscow. Both bitter and funny, the film promotes an empathetic view of women’s liberation. Psoy Korolenko (Pavel Lion), singer-songwriter and performance artist from Moscow, Ph.D. in Russian Literature, (ex-artist/scholar-in-residence at Dickinson, Ann Arbor,…

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November 2018

5th Geography Colloquium Series: DeSexualizing the Cold War

November 28, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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5th Geography Colloquium Series: DeSexualizing the Cold War Presentation by: Dmitrii Sidorov & Andrew Jenks

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February 2019

Cold War Meat: The Politics of Protein Behind the Iron Curtain

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Cold War Meat: The Politics of Protein Behind the Iron Curtain Dr. Mary Neuburger Director, Center for Russia, EastEuropean and Eurasian Studies Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Dr. Neuburger’s talk explores the ways in which a newfound cult of meat became central to postwar Eastern Europe’s alternative food system. With examples from Bulgaria, it details how meat became part of the everyday diet under state socialism. It looks at how this shift was tied to economic,…

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