Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Goodbye Lenin!

LENIN

From our lovely history buff Shannon Welch ’14:

Goodbye Lenin is a tragicomedy about a young man who must recreate East German culture when his mother comes out of a coma after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Come check out the first of many History Department sponsored film screenings with a discussion led by Professor Erik Grimmer-Solem, and free Thai food!

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
Cost: FREE THAI FOOD!

In The Archives of the Soviet Institute of Marxism-Leninism with Professor Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock

From Ann Tanasi of the History Department, FREE FOOD FREE FOOD FREE FOOD ALERT:

Professor Smolkin-Rothrock will speak about her research on Soviet “scientific atheism” in the archives of Moscow’s Institute of Marxism-Leninism, the archive of the central organs of the Soviet Communist party.  Come learn about the relationship of archival documents to the lives of their subjects and strategies for filling in the gaps in the official record.

Iguanas Ranas lunch.  Sponsored by the History Department.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Princeton’s Stephen Kotkin on Old-School Russian Tanks and Stuff

Yoooooooooo! I hope you folks aren’t getting too drenched out there, but then again, this is perhaps the best way for a straight-haired dude like myself to get mah frizz up.

Anyway.

There’s this talk goin’ up tomorrow, which you should really go to. It’s a keynote address given by Princeton’s Stephen Kotkin (who wrote Armageddon Averted: Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000, if that means anything to you) entitled

“Surprise, Surprise: The Misunderstood Soviet Military Industrial Complex”

The lecture is the opening act of a Wesleyan academic workshop that’s going on called “What was the Soviet Union? Looking Back on the Brezhnev,” which is being organized by Government professor and professional chill-dawg Peter Rutland (or as some people like to refer to him outside of class as “P-Rutz”) as well as Russian History professor Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, who has yet to develop a gangsta-rap nickname.

Go check it out – it’s cool shit.

Date: Tomorrow, Oct. 20
Time: 8.00 PM
Place: PAC 001