Elena Campbell: Areas of Graduate Study

For more on Dr. Campbell's publications, scholarly interests and contact information, please see her faculty page.

Division: Russia and Central Asia

Professor Campbell's current research interests concern empire, religion and nationalism in late Imperial Russia.

A graduate field will include a variety of topics in Russian history from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. The content of the field and the specific focus of graduate study will be determined through consultation with the professor.

Students will be expected to read major works in Imperial Russian history and be familiar with the current state of the field. Students who are choosing Russian history as their primary area of study must acquire a reading knowledge of Russian and any other language relevant to their research.



Winter 2017

HSTEU 543: Empire and Nationalism in Russian History

Cultural diversity was a crucial factor in Imperial Russian history. How was the Russian empire held together, and what was the role of the "nationalities question" in its disintegration? How was cultural diversity articulated and manifested in politics? What were the imperial approaches to different ethnic and religious groups? What were the definitions of Russianness? We shall explore these questions through examining the issues of identity, nationality policies, and ideologies. Particular attention will be given to the development of the nationalistic discourse in Imperial Russia.

Spring 2015

HSTEU 542: Imperial Russia Historiography

Imperial Russian History: Historiography Seminar
The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the historiographical traditions and trends in the field of Imperial Russian history. The focus will be on approaches, major issues, and debates in historical writing.