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Gender and Women in Russia's Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922

Guide to accompany workshop by Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) workshop, June 21-24, 2018


Thursday June 21: participants arrive by mid-afternoon

  • 7:00 Dinner for volume contributors

Friday, June 22

  • 9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome and Introduction
    • John Randolph, Director, REEEC
    • Adele Lindenmeyr and Melissa Stockdale


  • 9:45 – 11:30 am Session 1: Individual Lives and Representations
    • Chair: Melissa Stockdale, University of Oklahoma
    • Dr. Galina Ulyanova, Institute of Russian History, Moscow - “The Empress Mother Maria Feodorovna during the Great War and Revolution”
    • Dr. Boris Kolonitsky, European University, St. Petersburg (participating remotely) - “Керенский как «женщина»: Делигитимация политика в условиях революции”
    • Stuart D. Finkel, Dartmouth University/University of Florida - “Philanthropy, Politics, and Public Action: the ‘Several Lives’ of Ekaterina Peshkova in Revolutionary Russia.”
    • Discussant: Adele Lindenmeyr, Villanova University


  • 11:30-1:15, Lunch for Workshop Participants (Note, all workshop participants are invited for lunch—not just volume contributors—but please sign-up for lunch in advance: we need a head count for the meal!)


  • 1:30 – 2:30 UIUC Library Resources on Russia’s Great War and Revolution (The orientation takes place at the library, room 323 C )
    • Annabella Irvine, Research Associate, Slavic Reference Service


  • 2:45-3:15 coffee break


  • 3:15-5:00 pm Session 2:  Gender, Religion and Revolution
    • Chair: Adele Lindenmeyr
    • Katy Turton, Queen’s University, Belfast (participating remotely) - “Gender, Memory and the February Revolution”
    • Christine Worobec, Northern Illinois University - “Lived Religion Gendered: Representations and Practices of Russian Orthodoxy”
    • Discussant: John Randolph


  • Friday Evening: Dinner on your own

Saturday, June 23

  • 9:15 – 10:45 am Session 3: Experiencing War and Revolution through the Lens of Gender
    • Chair: Steven Jug
    • Denis Davydov & Olga Kozlova, Казанский государственный технический университет им. А.Н. Туполева (participating remotely) - “Трансформация социального статуса сельской женщины  в период 1914-1922 гг. (по материалам Казанской губернии”
    • Pavel Vasilyev, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (participating remotely) - “Gendered Bodies on Trial: Exploring Litigation Strategies in the Early Soviet People's Court”
    • David Borgmeyer, St. Louis University - “Natalia Goncharova and the Avant-Garde’s Take on Russia’s Great War and Revolution”
    • Discussant: Ronald Bobroff, Oglethorpe University


  • 10:45-11:15 coffee break


  • 11:15- 12:45 Session 4: Masculinities and Russia’s Great War
    • Chair: Katherine McElvanney, Queen Mary University of London
    • Ronald Bobroff - “Masculinity and July 1914: A gendered factor in Russia’s decision for war”
    • Steven Jug, Baylor University - “Reconnoitering Masculine Subjectivities among Soldiers, Officers, Guards, and Legionnaires on Russia’s Fronts, 1914-1921”
    • Discussant: Melissa Stockdale


  • 12:45-2:00 Lunch for Conference Participants (Again, all are welcome. But please sign-up in advance, so we know how many lunches to order)


  • 2:00-3:30 Session 5: Women as Economic and Political Actors
    • Chair: Christine Worobec
    • Tony Heywood, University of Aberdeen (unable to attend; paper presented by Adele Lindenmeyr) - “Morals, Money, and Men: The Wartime Employment of Women on Imperial Russia’s Railways, July 1914–March 1917”
    • Katherine McElvanney - “Women and the Early Soviet Press, 1917–1922”
    • Discussant: Stuart Finkel


  • 3:30-4:15 coffee break


  • 4:15-5:30 Final discussion and future planning
    • Chairs: Melissa Stockdale and Adele Lindenmeyr


  • 6:30 pm Dinner for volume contributors

Sunday, June 24: Departures