Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

UNO Center Austria Lectures Spotlight World War II, Current Ukrainian Crisis

The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lectures next week — one is focused on the history of the Ottoman Empire and World War II and the other spotlights U.S.-Russian relations in the context of the Ukrainian Crisis.

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Yigit Akin, assistant professor of history at Tulane University, delivers a talk "The Ottoman Empire and World War II" at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Earl K. Long Library, LIB 407.
The talk is free and open to the public.

The Ottoman Empire and World War II

"The Ottoman Empire and World War II" lecture hosted by Center Austria will be delivered by Yigit Akin, assistant professor of history at Tulane University. Akin specializes in the history of the Modern Middle East. His research interests include social and cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey, with a particular focus on World War I, war and society, gender, nationalism and social movements.

Akin is the author of 'Robust and Vigorous Children': Physical Education and Sports in Early Republican Turkey. His research has also been published in journals such as the International Journal of Middle East Studies, International Review of Social History and Journal of Women's History.

Akin is currently finishing a monograph entitled Experiencing Ottomans' Great War: Everyday Politics, Society and Culture, which examines the social and cultural dimensions of Ottoman society's catastrophic experience of World War I and analyzes the impact of the war on the empire's civilian population.

The talk is supported by Friends of the UNO Earl K. Long Library and the UNO History Department's Carl E. Muckley Fund.

Russia and the United States: An Image of Each Other in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis

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Victoria I. Zhuravleva, a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, delivers a talk on the crisis in Ukraine entitled "Russia and the United States: an Image of Each Other in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis," at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 in the Liberal Arts Lounge. The talk is free and open to the public.

Keeping the spotlight on current affairs, Center Austria and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans host a lecture entitled "Russia and the United States: An Image of Each Other in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis." The talk will be led by Victoria I. Zhuravleva, a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.

Zhruavleva is a history professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, Russia. She is an alumna of both the Fulbright Program and the Kennan Institute Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Zhuravleva serves as the director of the Russian State University for the Humanities' Program on American Studies as vice-director of the RSUH Department of International Relations and Area Studies.

Zhuravleva's primary research interest is American history, with a specialization in Russian-American relations and U.S. foreign policy. Zhuravleva's fundamental book Understanding Russia in the United States: Images and Myths, published in 2012 won a special prize -- the best interdisciplinary book published in Russia by university presses.

Zhuravleva is editor of several volumes on history and mutual images in Russian-American relations as well on American history.

 

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