Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
Understanding Russia

Wed, September 7 - November 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Room 302
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Facilitator: Beth Stence

In this video lecture series from the Great Courses (produced in 2018), Russian historian Lynne Ann Hartnett of Villanova University guides us through hundreds of years of Russian culture, from the world of Ivan the Terrible to the dawn of the Soviet Union to the post-war tensions of Putin's Russia. Blending history with cultural studies, these 24 illuminating lectures are designed to bring us closer than ever before to the Russian people—not just the authoritarian rulers like Peter the Great, the Romanovs, and Stalin, but also the everyday men and women who sought their own meaning in the poetry of Pushkin, the comfort of early folk tales, the faith of medieval iconography, the avantgarde films of Eisenstein, and more. Each week, we’ll view and discuss two lectures. Membership required.


Room 302
28 S Linn St
Iowa city, IA

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