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The Seminar on Slavic History and Culture was founded in 1968 on the initiative of the renowned scholar of Russian literature and specialist on Dostoevsky, Robert Belknap. It was initially conceived as a broad exploration of history, literature, and arts of the Slavic peoples, to include topics from economic development to religious and philosophic thought. Today, after many years bringing together the Slavic studies community in the New York City area, our Seminar continues to bridge the disciplines of literature, language, and history, with a focus on original research across the range of Russian and East European history, as well as a lively exploration of the contemporary literary and artistic scene. We are pleased to welcome a dynamic group of graduate students who bring their energy and enthusiasm to our meetings.

Jessica Merrill

Nathaniel Knight

Jamie Nadel

Meeting Schedule

10/06/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
A Multispecies Marine Environmental History of the Russian North in Different Climate Regions
Julia Laius, Columbia University

12/13/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Revolution of the New Narod: Popular Will and Post-Socialist Television, from Perestroika to 1991

04/12/2024 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM