Events

Below is a full list of upcoming and ongoing Havighurst Center related events. See menu on the left to view detailed schedules of our annual lectures and conferences.

FALL 2017 

August 23 - December 20

Walter Havighurst Special Collections Exhibit: Blood in the Snow: Russian Revolution and the Civil War, 1917-1920
King Library, 3rd Floor

Friday, September 8

Student Open House
The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies welcomes all students to visit us in our new location and find out about opportunities available to them here at Miami University. From information about the REEES major, to lectures and movies, undergraduate fellowships and travel grants, our focus is on providing a greater understanding of Russia and the surrounding region.
Harrison Hall 322, 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, September 11 - November 13

Havighurst Center Colloquia Series: The Russian Revolution, Religion, and Society

Monday, September 18

Russian Movie Night: The Guardians (2017)
During the Cold War, an organization called “Patriot” created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.
Harrison Hall 304, 6:00pm 

Friday, September 29

China's Silk Road Economic Belt Initiative and Sino-Kazakhstan Cross-border Tourism
Dr. Parhad Keyum, University of Eastern Finland
Shideler Hall 32, 1:45pm

hosted by Dr. Stanley Toops, GEO/GIC

Friday, October 6

Havighurst Center Book Club
The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia's Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan (2015)  
October is Cybersecurity Month, so we’ve chosen this book about the use of information technology in the Russian government's intelligence efforts, as well as the role of hackers and the use of social media by government protestors.  Authors will join us via Skype.
Free book to the first 10 students who sign up!
Harrison Hall 322, 4:00-5:00pm

October 9 - November 20

War, Revolution and Jewish Life in Russia: An Exhibit from the Blavatnik Archive
The Blavatnik Archive is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of primary resources that contribute to the study of 20th century Jewish and world history, with a special emphasis on WWI, WWII and the interwar period. In this, the 100th anniversary year of the Russian Revolution, the Havighurst Center, in partnership with the Miami University Libraries and Hillel at Miami, is hosting an exhibit of documents and oral histories from this collection that focuses on Jewish daily life during the 1917 Revolution through the Second World War.
King Library, Lobby and 3rd Floor

Wednesday, October 18

Skype Forum: The Road of a Migrant
Olena Fedyuk, Research Fellow at the CEU Center for Policy Studies, will discuss her documentary, "The Road of a Migrant," which examines issues dealing with labor migration in Ukraine.
MMH 115, 1:15-2:30
Space is limited

Thursday, October 26

Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs
Douglas Smith, historian and author of The Real Rasputin
Upham Hall 298, 1:15-2:35pm

Friday, November 3

War, Revolution and Jewish Life in Russia: A Symposium

In conjunction with the exhibit in King Library, the Havighurst Center is hosting a symposium that will explore the Blavatnik Archive materials. Three leading scholars of Jewish History will deliver short presentations on their current research on the topic.
King Library 320, 3:00-5:00pm

Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan, A Kind of Victory? The Return of Jews to Small-Town Ukraine
Anna Shternshis, University of Toronto, 'And Then I Killed Him': Red Army Soldiers Speak of the End of the Holocaust
Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois, A Tale of Two Murders: The Velizh and Beilis Blood Libel Cases

Shabbat Dinner

Following the Symposium, attendees are welcome to participate in a Shabbat Dinner hosted at Hillel. Space is limited, RSVP required by emailing admin@muhillel.org
11 East Walnut Street, 6:30pm
(The dinner will be preceded by a 6:00pm service, also open to the public).

Tuesday, November 7

Conspiracy Theories and Revolution in Post-Soviet Russia
Ilya Yablokov, University of Leeds
King Library 320, 3:00pm