Utopia's Discontents: A CEERES of Voices Conversation between Faith Hillis and Tara Zahra.
Wednesday, June 2 2021 at 6:00 PM CST
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About the Book
In the last fifty years of the tsarist regime, large settlements of Russian exiles emerged across the European continent. Called “Russian colonies” by their residents, these communities hosted the leaders of virtually every revolutionary party and produced most of the illegal literature that circulated in late imperial Russia. Havens for radical activity, the colonies were also revolutionary experiments in their own right, providing residents an opportunity to translate their utopian dreams of liberty, fraternity, and equality into reality through their quotidian activities.
About the Author
Faith Hillis is an historian of modern Russia at the University of Chicago, with a special interest in the intersection of politics,
culture, and ideas. The recipient of grants from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library,
the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is also the author of Children of Rus’: Right Bank Ukraine and the Invention
of a Russian Nation.
About the Interlocutor
Tara Zahra is a professor of history at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the transnational history of modern
Europe, migration, the family, nationalism, and humanitarianism.