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Unit I: Creating the Soviet Empire

Week 4: Non-Territorial Nationalities

Sept. 14: Stalin’s Forgotten Zion

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Week 5: Multiple Topics

Sept. 21: New Soviet Gypsies

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Unit II: Empire as Modernization

Sept. 23: Central Asia and Modernization

            Timera Toppin

            Kellie Lesniak

Week 6: Central Asia and Gender

Sept. 28: Turksib, Woven portraits

           Blake Aber

            Sarah Dugan

Sept. 30: Veiled Empire, ch. 1-2

            Sydney Kightlinger

            Christian Rohrer

Week 7: Central Asia and Gender Continued

Oct. 5: Veiled Empire, ch. 4-5

            Timera Toppin

            Hunter O’Clair

Unit III: Empire and Creativity

Week 9: Theater

Oct. 19: Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge,   ch. 1-2

      Blake Aber

     Hunter O’Clair

Oct. 21: Beau monde on Empire’s Edge, ch. 3-4

       Dom Emerick

       Kellie Lesniak

Week 10: Theater Continued

Oct. 26: The Twelve Chairs

            Michael Vittone

            Sydney Kightlinger

Week 11: Music

Nov. 2: Soviet National Minority Music

            Garrett Hampton

            Will Paczkoskie

Week 12: Music Continued

Nov. 11: Music and National Identity

            Sarah Dugan

            Garrett Hampton

Week 13: Architecture

Nov. 16: Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, ch. 2, 3, 6

            Christian Rohrer

            Dom Emerick

Nov. 18: Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, ch. 6, 7, 8

            Will Paczkoskie

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