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Open Letter to Slavic community at UCD regarding Ukraine

Dear Slavic community at UCD,

The Russian Program at UCD stands with you in condemning Russia’s illegal and immoral attack on Ukraine. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to those of you who have familial and other ties to Ukraine. As a native of Ukraine myself, I am profoundly and personally affected by the horrific images we have all seen on our screens in the last days.

Professor Juharyan on the American Attic Podcast - to discuss the collision of art, politics and dissent seen in Eastern European history

“What is the role of art in society? What is risked by those who put pen to paper, paint brush to canvas or hand to clay in search of the freedom of expression? In this new episode of the American Attic, my guide through these topics and much more is UC Davis professor Victoria Juharyan. By exploring the currently threatened history of Slavic art in Eastern Europe, Prof. Juharyan's years of graduate study at Dartmouth and Princeton help tell the story of artists who risked it all for their craft.

Upcoming Event: Andrey Shlyakhter, "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut"

The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the final event in the New Directions in Jewish Studies 2022 Lecture Series: "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut" with Andrey Shlyakhter, Thursday, May 26 at 12 pm PDT. Please find a poster, abstract, and registration link below.    We look forward to seeing you there!  


Greg & Carrie Challenge You to Donate this Give Day: April 22-23, 2022

Greg Redmond, German Graduate Program Alum, and his wife, Carrie Cornwell, have issued a Give Day challenge:

"Taking a two-year break from practicing primary care medicine at UCDHs for 27 years, to complete a master's degree in German at UCD, saved my quality of life.

Join us on Apr 7, 21, & 28! Three Lecture Series for Ukraine by Prof. Victoria Juharyan

Join the Department of German & Russian for a special Three Lecture Series for Ukraine.

The Role of Hegel's Philosophy of History in Anti-Fascist and Fascist Stances in WWII Europe  Visiting Assistant Professor Victoria Juharyan
Thursday, April 7, 5pm   UC Davis Campus, Voorhies 126   

Hannah Arendt on ‘the Banality of Evil’ and The Human Condition
Visiting Assistant Professor Victoria Juharyan
Thursday, April 21, 5pm  
UC Davis Campus, Voorhies 126

Watch the 7th Annual Templeton Lecture by Edyta Bojanowska

Watch the 7th Annual Alan Templeton Distinguished Speaker series for Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures


“The Imperial World through Russian Eyes: Colonialism, Globalization, and a Russian Naval Voyage around Africa and Asia” Edyta M. Bojanowska

Hosted by the Department of German and Russian

About this talk:

Troika includes work by students of the Russian program

Troika is a student-run journal devoted to all things Russian, East European and Central Asian.  The Spring 2019 issue was edited by Russian peer advisor, Katherine Mushik, and includes contributions from several of our Russian program students.

Congratulations to Professor Kaminer!

Congratulations to Professor Jenny Kaminer for being awarded a Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for Spring 2020 to work on her book project: Precocious Dreams: Fantasies of Adolescence in Post-Soviet Culture!