Rebecca Friedman will present a paper on her current research, entitled “Peasant Huts, Gentry Estates and Nostalgic Vistas: Russian Temporality at the Fin de Siècle,” at the second meeting of the Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West of the fall semester.
Rebecca Friedman is an associate professor of history and the Director of European Studies as Florida International University. She has researched a variety of topics embracing temporality, domesticity, and gender in modern Russia, has published widely, including a monograph, “Masculinity, Autocracy and the Russian University, 1804-1863”, and has co-edited several volumes on related subjects. Her current work, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is part of a larger research project called “Time at Home.” It focuses on how domestic space embodies modern concepts of time and how new ideas shaped Russians’ understanding of time in the period of upheaval from about 1890 to 1930.
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Carolina Seminars and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.