МАГ/The International Association for the Humanities     ЖУРНАЛ МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АССОЦИАЦИИ ГУМАНИТАРИЕВ

Volume 2, Issue 8 (11), Ноябрь 2013

Мероприятия МАГ на Конвенции ASEEES / IAH Events at ASEEES Annual Convention

6wzqwws0This year the International Association for the Humanities (Международная ассоциация гуманитариев) will sponsor several activities at the ASEEES Annual Convention in Boston (November 21-24, 2013).

IAH organizes a round table discussion: Digital Spaces East-West: Journals, Blogs, and Educational Projects.

IAH will also hold an affiliated group meeting during the convention. We invite everyone to attend this meeting and to learn about IAH activities as well as about the future plans of the IAH-sponsored online newsletter “The Bridge-MOCT” (websiteFabebook)

IAH held a travel grant competition for its members for the ASEEES convention. The winners of the competition are Elena Dutchak (Russia) and Oleg Romanko (Ukraine). They will participate in the following panels “Cultural Revolution and Christian Dissent in the USSR, 1928-1982” and “Modes of Collaboration During WWII on the Eastern Front.”

Below is the list of all activities sponsored by the International Association for the Humanities (IAH):

Cultural Revolution and Christian Dissent in the USSR, 1928-1982 
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 2:00 to 3:45pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 3rd Floor – Suffolk

Chair: Roy Raymond Robson (U of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
The Taiga Skit and the Siberian Peasant Community: Interaction Models in Terms of the ‘Agrarian Revolution’ of the 1930s – Elena Dutchak (Tomsk State U (Russia))
Soviet Power and the Prophecies of Maksim Rudometkin, 1928-1982 – J. Eugene Clay (Arizona State U)
Dissidence or De-atomization? Moscow Clerics and Their Search for Orthodox Normalcy in Brezhnev’s USSR – Nicholas Ganson (Bridgewater State U)
Discussant: Chris J. Chulos (Roosevelt U)

Brief Description 
The 1917 Bolshevik revolution introduced the first officially atheist state in history, and the Stalinist cultural revolution sought to destroy forcibly the traditional social and significance of religion. Christians, who often embraced utopian projects of their own, had to decide whether to embrace, resist, or withdraw from the Soviet project. This panel examines three groups of Christian dissenters (Siberian Old Believers, Spiritual Christian-Molokans, and a vocal group of Brezhnev-era Russian Orthodox priests) and their relationships to Soviet power and society.

Modes of Collaboration During WWII on the Eastern Front
Friday, November 22, 2013, 1:00 to 2:45pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 3rd Floor – Simmons

Chair: William G. Rosenberg (U of Michigan)
‘Shmal’tsovniki’: Civilian Bounty Hunters in German-Occupied Galicia, 1941-1944 – Jeffrey Burds (Northeastern U)
Russian Collaborationist Organizations and the ‘Jewish Problem’ in the Period of the Second World War – Oleg Valentinovich Romanko (SI Georgievskiy Crimean State Medical U (Ukraine))
Police, Partisans and “Povstantsi” in the Volhynian Wilderness of Mirrors – Jared Graham McBride (UCLA)
Discussant: Jan Grabowski (U of Ottawa (Canada))

Brief Description 
This panel will explore various approaches to the difficult topic of collaboration during the Second World War. The topic of collaboration has remained a controversial one for decades, but new and innovative research is changing the way we understand and make sense of this wide-spread phenomenon from the war. This panel will deal with collaboration in various regions (Galicia, Volhynia in Ukraine, as well as different experiences and forms of collaboration ranging the village level in occupied Ukraine to well-known military units.

Digital Spaces East-West: Journals, Blogs, and Educational Projects – IAH Round Table Discussion
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 to 4:45pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 4th Floor – Grand Ballroom Salon G
Chair: Tamara Hundorova (National Academy of Sciences (Ukraine))
Elena Gapova (Western Michigan U/European Humanities U (Lithuania))
Volodymyr Kravchenko (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Canada))
Andrea Lanoux (Connecticut College)
Ellen Rutten (U of Amsterdam (Netherlands))
Tatiana Tatarchevskiy (Sacred Heart U)

Brief Description 
In the fall, the International Association for the Humanities began publishing its own electronic newsletterThe Bridge/Мост which seeks to connect the humanities scholars of the region and to become the forum for discussing the “burning issues” in academia. The round table which is initiated by IAH is going to focus on various digital projects (newsletters, zines, major blogs, and educational projects) that seek to promote knowledge of the post-socialist region or “bridge together” individual scholars, as well as academic and cultural communities. The questions that are to be discussed: How do their creators see their mission? How do these projects change the knowledge of the region/the perception of it? How do they contribute to scholarship? The spread of social media led to the growth of various digital projects (educational, informational, and others) focused on the post-socialist region. While a roundtable can incorporate a certain number of presenters, it allows, at the same time, an active participation by the audience, which is the key in the discussion of such fast growing and diverse field as social media.

International Association for the Humanities: Affiliate Group Meeting 
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 10:00 to 11:45am
Boston Marriott Copley Place / Massachusetts, 5th Floor

All are invited to attend this meeting and to learn about the IAH activities and the future plans, as well as about the IAH online newsletter “The Bridge-MOCT.”