Here are a few events happening in the USA and Canada during the month of September! Enjoy!
September 13 – MN
The Museum of Russian Art opens a new exhibit on September 13. Life on the Edge of the Forest: Russian Traditions in Wood will focus on the folk traditions of Russian woodworking as well as how the Russian forest played a role in cultural identity and the traditional way of life. Specifically it will examine three perspectives of Russian traditions in wood: wood as building and crafts material; forests as sustainable ecosystems for renewable resources that support life in Russian communities; and the forest as a spiritual and cultural resource that inspires artists and folktales while also serving as a component of cultural identity.
Where: The Museum of Russian Art
When: September 13 2014 – March 2015
September 25 – BC, Canada
Join the folks at Green College, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) for the first of a series of talks focused on Eurasian States and Societies. Lucan Way, of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto will be presenting the paper “Understanding the Soviet durability: the impact of revolutionary origins.” This paper explores the impact of the USSR’s origins in violent ideological struggle on the durability of the Soviet party state in the face of severe crisis. We argue that the USSR’s revolutionary origins help explain the regime’s survival in the face of severe challenges in the 1930s and 1940s.
When: September 25, 5pm
Where: Green College, University of British Columbia, (Point Grey campus) Vancouver, BC
Tickets: free, seating is first come, first serve
Telephone: Lisa Sundstrom, 604 822 6331
September 28 – NY
Join Brooklyn’s Dweck Center for another installment in the Russian literary series! Leading Russian poets of New York gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Interpoezia”, an influential poetry almanac. This event is in Russian.
When: September 28, 1pm
Where: Dweck Center