News & Events

  • Beginning in December 2019, the Russian Department will move temporarily to new quarters at the north end of Campus. Reed Hall has to be completely vacated this winter to allow for extensive renovations including the addition of an elevator and accessibility ramp, new sprinkler and heating/cooling systems, new floor and wall treatments, and much else. Until September of next year, Russian faculty will have their offices in the big building called  Dana Hall, between 37 Dewey Field Road and...

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  • Moscow-based graphic artist and muralist Victoria Lomasko, during her time as artist-in-residence at Dartmouth, visited two beginning Russian language classes (Russian 1). Students used original drawings prepared by Victoria (including some improvised in class) to practice vocabulary, case endings and more. On the board you can see spontaneous translations of Russian phrases like “wow” ("ogo!”) and “where’s the club?"

  • Victoria Lomasko, visiting Russian Artist unveiled her latest work for the Dartmouth Russian Department on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

    Victoria Lomasko graduated in 2003 from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, where she majored in graphic art and book design. She now works as a graphic artist, with a particular focus on graphic reportage. She draws on Russian traditions of reportage drawing (as practiced during the Siege of Leningrad,...

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  • Women on the Faculty:  A Dartmouth Centennial
    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Background

    The Russian Department and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program have organized a conference for November 8,  2019. Our subject: the history of women faculty at Dartmouth.

    Why is the conference proposal coming, in part, from Russian? The first woman on the College faculty was Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (1894–1974), who taught Russian at Dartmouth...

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  • Lecture and Film on famous Russian artist, Oscar Rabin, who challenged the Soviet system and managed to win. He showed how powerful a weapon nonviolent resistance can be. It is a refugee success story of love and human dignity.

    October 23, 2019
    Reed 108, 5:00 pm
    Lecturer: Alexander Smoljanski, Director

    Alexander Smoljanski started this documentary project in 2008. After four years of extensive researching, writing, interviewing and filming he invited director Eugene...

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  • Political Theology as Political Orthodoxy in Contemporary Russia
    Cyril Hovorun
    Loyola Marymount University
    October 18, 2019, 4:30 pm, Moore B03

    ‘Orthodoxy’ is a basic identity of the churches that belong to the Eastern Christian tradition. However, do these churches always live up to their identity? ‘Social heresies’ such as nationalism and neo-imperialism have a long and troubled history in the Orthodox nations of Eastern Europe, particularly...

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  • Article from The Dartmouth News

    Why do the figures in the Anglo-American panel of the Orozco murals look like zombies? What's going on in the landscape behind the throne in Perugino's painting of the Virgin and Child with Saints?

    A new mobile...

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  • Ainsley Morse is a scholar, teacher and translator of Russian and former Yugoslav literatures, with a particular interest in the aesthetic and social peculiarities of Soviet-era unofficial literature, as well as contemporary Russian prose and poetry. Her book Word Play: Experimental Poetry and Soviet Children’s Literature will be published by Northwestern UP.  Recent translation publications include the 1931 farcical...

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  • As part of Dartmouth's 250th celebration all over campus are signs of our history. In 1918 Elizabeth Reynold Hapgood became Dartmouth's first female professor. She also created the College's Russian Program.

    Professor Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood was an accomplished linguist and Russian language expert. She had lived in Russia for several years, published articles and established a program in Russian language and culture at Columbia University. In 1918, Dartmouth President Ernest Martin...

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  • A group of Russian Department students with Alfia Rakova, went to Boston, MA to learn about Russian culture.

    Our trip to Boston was a very interesting experience and gave a fascinating perspective into Russian culture in the United States. In addition to this, our trip was a great opportunity to experience the city of Boston in a more natural setting than what is usually available to international students, like myself. Between meeting a Russian musician at the metro, and experiencing...

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