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During my recent trip to Moscow I had the chance to see the famous Soviet film Tsirk / Circus (1936) for the first time. The film is reputed to have been one of Stalin’s favourites. 344 more words

Soviet History

Review of Sheila Fitzpatrick's A Spy in the Archives

This is just a quick post to note that my review of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s A Spy in the Archives (Melbourne University Press, 2013) has been published in the latest issue of… 955 more words

Contemporary History

New Toynbee Prize Foundation Interviews on Russia and Eastern Europe

A short update–I’ve recently posted two interviews with leading historians of Russia and Eastern Europe done for the Toynbee Prize Foundation. They can be found… 9 more words

History & Historiography

Thinking Animals - The "Why" for a New Connected Course

My “why” for previous connected courses has centered on developing empathy (closeness) and analytical perspective (distance) for things that really matter. For me, those things include: people, animals, and an appreciation of the unique cultural contexts in which we relate to each other. 387 more words

Soviet History

R/V JOHN N. COBB Visit – August 2014

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz           Bob’s Post # 22              Sept. 18, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit the John N. Cobb again this year. Shannon Fitzgerald of the Northwest Seaport (NWS) made arrangements again this year with Seattle Maritime Academy to move the… 1,012 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Competition in Socialist Society

My latest collection of essays, co-edited with Katalin Miklossy (University of Helsinki, Finland) was published by Routledge in August. The book is one of the outcomes of a three-year international collaborative project funded by the Academy of Finland from 2010 to 2012, and supported by the University of Helsinki. 256 more words

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