News & Events

  • Breaking Down Babel: The Internationale of the Protest Song in the 20th Century and its Jewish Roots
    A Concert/Lecture/Sing-Along by Psoy Korolenko
    Wednesday, October 24th,2018
    Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
    4:30PM – 6:00PM
    Free and Open to the Public!

    Freedom songs of the 1960's, often authored by left wing songwriters of Jewish background and partly influenced by Yiddish workmen song, united protesters and served as a cultural mediator...

  • The Russian Department cordially invites you to tea

    Thursdays, at 1:00 pm in

    The Russian Seminar Room Reed Hall 220

    Come practice your Russian (any level), find out about Russian courses offered at Dartmouth, learn about Russian food and culture, play games, read poetry, watch cartoons, and have fun conversations in English and Russian.

    For more information please contact: [email protected]

  • Stuart Finkel is the most recent addition to the Russian Department after many years teaching history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is not entirely new to Dartmouth, however, having previously taught as a visitor including courses on the Russian Revolution, Soviet history and culture, and the history of human rights. He is currently completing a book entitled For Martyrs or for Enemies: Aid to Political Prisoners in Russia and the Soviet Union, which both surveys...

  • Encountering Gertrude: Texts and Music for a Carolingian Princess
    Margot Fassler, University Notre Dame
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    4:30 pm, Haldeman 41

    This lecture concerns new work on a late medieval ordinal from the church of St. Gertrude, in Nivelles. The book, long in private hands, was purchased by Harvard University after it came up for auction in 2008. It is now Houghton Library, MS Latin 422. In recent years, a team of scholars headed by Professor Jeffrey...

  • Lynn Patyk, Opinion Contributor for an article in "The Hill" on 9/4/18

    Recently, at our family dinner, we expressed our shock about the latest mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. The surprise owed to the events taking place at a Madden tournament, not a Fortnite tournament. Our blasé reaction — our lack of horror — in the face of the attack was in its own way as horrifying as the shooting itself. 

    It stems from the...

  • Welcome Class of 2022! Russian First Year's Open House, Friday, September 7, 2018, 4:00 pm, Reed 212

  • U.S./Russian Relations in a Historical Perspective
    Ivan Kurilla's first field of interest is the history of US – Russian relations in the 19th Century, especially during antebellum and Civil War periods of the American history.

    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center

    Ivan Kurilla's first field of interest is the history of US – Russian relations in the 19th Century, especially during antebellum and Civil War...


    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    ORIENTATION in 105 Dartmouth Hall  6 to 7 p.m.

    (If you have never been an A.T., Orientation is MANDATORY)


    PRACTICE SESSIONS for all Veteran & Non-Veteran A.T.s
    (Reed Hall...

  • Professsor Lynn Patyk
    From terrorism as it has been influenced by the literary imagination to concepts of political paranoia and conspiracy theories, Professor Patyk looks at cognition and narrative to ask "how do we know which stories to believe, and how do stories influence our perceptions of reality?:"

    Please go to the Undergraduate Admissions site for information about coming to Dartmouth....

  • Lynn Patyk spoke with Sean Guillory of Sean's Russian Blog Podcast on her book: Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture published by the University of Wisconsin Press. (Full Podcast) Written in Blood offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the emergence of modern terrorism, arguing that it formed in...