Comparative histories have a tricky road to navigate. While they may illuminate common points of reference and can highlight counterintuitive connections, they also depend on a fundamental conceit: the degree to which an author is persuasive in the claim that … Continue reading →
We’re pleased to begin our next book discussion of the Second World Urbanity project: an exploration of Kate Brown’s Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford University Press, 2013). In this richly researched book, Brown explores the … Continue reading →
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, May 2nd–3rd 2014 http://deconstructingutopia.wordpress.com/ This two-day workshop will bring together members of academic and cultural institutions from across Europe and Russia in order to discuss key concepts, individuals, organizations and turning points that comprise … Continue reading →
On April 23, Anna Bokov (Yale University) will give a talk, “VKhUTEMAS 1920-1930: Institutionalizing the Soviet Avant-Garde” at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. For more information, click on the image below.
The “Visions and Foundations” conference of the Second World Urbanity project will be held April 11-12, 2014 at Georgetown University. For the conference schedule and directions to conference locations see the program and links below. Map and directions to MSFS … Continue reading →
The Socialist Internationalism Workshop will take place April 11-12, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley. The workshop explores the social and cultural legacies of Cold War Socialist internationalism. Recent scholarship has focused on the ties between so-called Second and … Continue reading →
Please see the conference program below for the “Visions and Foundations” conference of the Second World Urbanity project. (Click on each image for a larger view.) If you have not already done so, RSVP directly to Steven Harris (email@example.com) if … Continue reading →