Marina Antic (Slavic) has published "Ivo Andrić: Against National Mythopoesis" in Slavic Review (Volume 77, Number 3; Fall 2018).
Maria Bucur (History) participated in the conference World War I and Beyond: Human Tragedies, Social Challenges, Scientific and Cultural Responses, organized by the Humboldt Club in Bucharest, 16-18 September 2018, with the plenary address “Veterans, Orphans, and Widows. World War I and the Making of Social Citizenship in Twentieth Century Romania.” While in Bucharest, she was interviewed for an upcoming documentary on the role of Queen Marie in Romania in World War I. She has also published “Familia traditionala: ideologie, mit, fapte,” contributors.ro, 30 September 2018, contributors.ro/cultura/familia-traditionala-ideologie-mit-fapte and “Completing the Rape Three Decades Later. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate,” Public Seminar, 25 September 2018, publicseminar.org/2018/09/completing-the-rape-three-decades-later/. In October, Prof. Bucur and Prof. Mihaela Miroiu published Birth of Democratic Citizenship. Women and Power in Modern Romania, Indiana University Press. Additionally, Bucur is guest editor of the October 2018 issue of European History Quarterly, a special issue entitled “Constructing the Modern State in the Balkans,” for which she provided the introduction and the article “To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in the Romanian Principalities before World War I.”
Ben Eklof (History) is co-author with Tatiana Saburova (History) of “‘Remembrances of the Distant Past’: Generational Memory and the Collective Auto/Biography of Russian Populists in the Revolutionary Era” in Writing Russian Lives: The Poetics and Politics of Biography in Modern Russian Culture (ed. Polly Jones; Modern Humanities Research Association, 2018). He also presented a master-class in translation at the XI Baikal International School of Social Research, a week-long forum for researchers, artists, museum curators, and educators that took place in September in Irkutsk and on Ol’khon Island on Lake Baikal, as organized by the Irkutsk-based Center for Independent Social Research and Education and with the co-sponsorship of the Russian Studies Workshop.
Jacob Emery (Slavic) is the author of Alternative Kinships: Economy and Family in Russian Modernism (Northern Illinois University Press, 2017).
Ronald Feldstein (Slavic, emeritus) has published an annotated translation from the French of Roman Jakobson's Remarks on the Phonological Evolution of Russian in Comparison with the Other Slavic Languages, with MIT Press. The book has a strange history: it was written in Russian, but translated into French and published as such in 1929. Later, the only remaining Russian copy was destroyed in the Nazi bombing of Brno. The MIT Press announcement of the publication can be found at: mitpress.mit.edu/books/remarks-phonological-evolution-russian-comparison-other-slavic-languages.
Emma Gilligan (International Studies) has been awarded a Kennan Fellowship for Spring 2019 in order to conduct research on Chechen war compensation.
Ke-chin Hsia (History) presented "What Difference Does 1918 Make? Disabled Veterans in Late Imperial and Early Republican Austria" and served as a round table discussant at the Workshop Vanquished or Victorious: European Veterans of World War I in Comparative Perspective 1918-1938, hosted by the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Vila Lanna, Prague.
Sarah Phillips (Anthropology/REEI) spent three weeks in Ukraine and Russia in November participating in several conferences and promoting her book Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Post-Soviet Ukraine, which was just published in Russian by Karazin University Press. Phillips did a book presentation at America House in Kyiv, delivered a talk at the plenary session of the annual conference of the Ukrainian Sociological Association in Kharkiv, and did a book presentation and research talk at European University in Saint Petersburg. In Moscow she was a co-organizer of the conference Breaking Down Barriers 2.0: New Approaches to Disability Studies, at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The conference was co-sponsored by IU’s Russian Studies Workshop and brought scholars and practitioners from all over Russia to discuss new trends in disability studies and advocacy.
Mark Roseman (History/Jewish Studies) published the article "Late Obsessions", in the journal Dapim vol. 28 (2018), 2: 138-143 as part of a round table about Thomas Weber's new book Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi. He also participated in the 52 German Historikertag, the biennial historian’s conference, held this year in Münster with the theme “divided societies.” He gave the paper “Jews, race and Volk” in the panel “War das Dritte Reich ein Rassenstaat? Kritische Perspektiven“ (Was the Third Reich a racial state? Critical perspectives.” Roseman also gave the keynote “No smoke without fire? Hostility towards Jews from ancient times to the Holocaust” at a Symposium on Antisemitism held at Indianapolis Central Library under the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis on October 10, 2018.
Tatiana Saburova (History) has been appointed as Academic Co-director of the IU Russian Studies Workshop. She also published "'Shadows disappear at noon' or 'Congratulations, comrades!': visualization of memory and forgetting of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in the photographs of Ogonek" in the International Journal of Cultural Research (2018, 2 (31):137-51) and is co-author with Ben Eklof (History) of “‘Remembrances of the Distant Past’: Generational Memory and the Collective Auto/Biography of Russian Populists in the Revolutionary Era” in Writing Russian Lives: The Poetics and Politics of Biography in Modern Russian Culture (ed. Polly Jones; Modern Humanities Research Association, 2018).
Kaya Sahin (History) gave a talk on two recent books by Sanjay Subrahmanyam: Europe’s India, and Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800 at a workshop organized by UCLA’s Center for India and South Asia.
Mark Trotter (REEI) represented REEI and the Russian Studies Workshop at the XI Baikal International School of Social Research, a week-long forum for researchers, artists, museum curators, and educators that took place in September in Irkutsk and on Ol’khon Island on Lake Baikal, as organized by the Irkutsk-based Center for Independent Social Research and Education and with the co-sponsorship of the Russian Studies Workshop.
Mirjam Zadoff (Jewish Studies/History) is the author of Werner Scholem: A German Life (Translated by Dona Geyer; University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), which was recently reviewed by Stephen E. Aschheim in the Times Literary Supplement. Additionally, Mirjam and Noam Zadoff (History/Jewish Studies) are co-editors of Scholar and Kabbalist: The Life and work of Gershom Scholem, published in October with Brill.