These articles were all published as part of Vestnik, a scholarly journal for student research concerning the post-Communist space. The journal, run by SRAS, accepts student research on any subject related to this geographic area from any historical period (pre-Communist, Communist, and post-Communist). The work is published across the SRAS Family of Sites, which itself covers a wide range of subjects.

The Call for Papers and other information about the journal can be found on GeoHistory. Any interested students, or professors interesting in incorporating student publication into capstone projects, are encouraged to apply.

Mind/Body, Jewish/Russian: Identity Fragmentation in Isaac Babel’s “Story of My Dovecote”

“It is always the dominant people who define what is beautiful.” -Melvin Konner, The Jewish Body One of Isaac Babel’s semiautobiographical childhood stories, “Story of My Dovecote” [«История моей голубятни»], explores the process of a Jewish boy growing up in early twentieth-century southern Ukraine among revolutionary reforms, anti-Jewish discrimination, and anti-Jewish pogroms. In “Story of My […]

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