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Mock Trial on Stalin and Stalinism

Description: This poster describes an experiential learning activity for the UNT course History 5040, Historiography of Stalinism. The goal is to apply critical reasoning to Stalin's politics in a courtroom environment.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Legacy of Stalinism in Modern Russia: Historical Trauma, Memory and Forgetting

Description: This poster presentation discusses research on a transformative instructional initiative on globalizing curriculum. The project involved students learning about the legacy of Stalinism in modern Russia and connecting students to their virtual peers in Russia via the internet.
Date: April 12, 2013
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Myth of the Besieged Fortress: Soviet Mass Perception in the 1920s - 1930s

Description: This work discusses Soviet mass perception from the 1920s to the 1930s. This work was supported by the Research Support Scheme of the Open Society Support Foundation, grant No. 805/1998, and by the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. The work has also greatly benefitted from the discussion at the workshops held by the Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project at CREES, University of Toronto.
Date: 2002
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Крестьянский Союз в 1920-е годы и формирование крестьянской идентичности: модернизационный дискурс: The Peasant Union in the 1920s. The Formation of a Peasant Identity: Modernizing Discourse

Description: Book chapter discussing the Peasant Union in the 1920s, the formation of a peasant identity, and modernizing discourse.
Date: 2010
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials

Description: This book presents a study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin's image from a socio-anthropological, rather than political, view. In addition to Communist Party information, official documents, memoirs and folklore, newly opened secret reports of the Soviet political police are used for the first time. The book analyzes the development of the cult from Lenin's lifetime up to the process of "de-Leninization" in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of Lenin's death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called "the Lenin enrollment", renaming of Petrograd and organization of "Lenin Corners". The book also presents new material devoted to Lenin museums, along with archive documents and never-published photographs.
Date: 2001
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences