Online Resources

GeoHistory: Russian Identity

This month marked the centenary of the October Revolution. Much was written in the Western press about how Russia’s new identity and politics could be seen in how it chose to observe one of the 20th century’s most influential events. This month’s TV News in Russia from GeoHistory.Today looks at how Russian media covered not only the centenary, but also other major factors now forming Russia’s new identity: history, patriotism, Russia’s perceived place in the world, and how it defines the “other” (i.e., America).

Global Engagement at the University of Chicago

A resource for faculty, students, and staff on the University of Chicago's many international programs. Check out the story of the University of Chicago's global engagement with partners and potential partners around the world.

Havel Conversations Oral History Projects

The HAVEL CONVERSATIONS Oral History Project has filmed and posted online interviews with ten prominent U. S. politicians, academics, writers, and artists, including Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Timothy Snyder, and Suzanne Vega. The conversations present firsthand memories of Havel, his colleagues, and the historical events he inspired.

Job Hunting Resources for PhDs

Below is a list of resources recommended by Dual Career Services at the UC and intended for people with graduate degrees seeking employment outside of tenure-track academic posts. 

Journey to the Edge of the Olympics

A travelogue by Ian Bateson on a visit to Abkhazia, "located spitting distance from the site of the multi-billion dollar Sochi Olympics though none of its athletes will be allowed to compete there and the border will essentially be closed during the games."

Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive (1929-2014)

Established on April 22, 1929 with the support of the "father of Soviet literature," writer Maxim Gorky, Literaturnaia gazeta is a landmark publication in Russia's cultural heritage.

Mardigian Library - Online search

The Edward and Helen Mardigian Reference and Research Library at NAASR is composed of more than 20,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, and documents, primarily in Armenian and English, dating as far back as the late eighteenth century. The collection encompasses a broad range of topics including history, literature, art and architecture, linguistics, as well as law, anthropology, and natural sciences.

The MERLOT system, through California State University, provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.


Online Heritage Language Classes for Russian, Carleton University

Carleton University will offer online Heritage Language classes for credit in Spanish and Russian. These “Heritage” classes are intended for students who grew up with exposure to one of these languages, but who did not study it in a formal setting or at an academic level. Classes will take place online and will make use of a variety of online technologies. The courses will allow students to work independently on projects and self-directed tasks. (Placement Test required)