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April 2018

Book Talk • The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Though it is one of the most dramatic consequences of Stalinist modernization, the story of the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, which led to the death of 1.5 million people and transformed a territory the size of continental Europe, has long remained hidden from view. Prof. Cameron’s talk will examine this largely unknown history, revealing the famine’s devastating consequences for Kazakh society. She will also consider how the case of the Kazakh famine should alter our understanding of violence, modernization and…

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Carolina Seminar • Elizabethan “Intermezzo”: Theatricality as Politics at the Russian Imperial Court (1740s-1750s)

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Unlike Peter I and Catherine II, Empress Elizabeth (r. 1741-61) is not known for her imperial strategy. Yet, her reign witnessed important developments in all of the empire’s border regions, from the annexation of a piece of Finland as a result of the Treaty of Åbo (1743) to the encounter with the Bashkirs, linked to intensive industrial development in the Urals. This paper will attempt an overview of Elizabeth’s empire, both from the perspective of key issues in the border areas and from that of imperial policy.…

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