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Feb 28 2019 | Posted In: Students
CREEES M.A. student and Stanford Global Studies grant recipient Jake Zawlacki spent his winter break in the film archives of Almaty, Kazakhstan to research the first Kazakh animation film, "Why is the Sparrow’s tail split?" by Amen Khaydarov. Read about his research here. 
Dec 17 2018 | Posted In: Students
Majestic golden eagles, flying high above the Altai mountains. Toothless, leathered faces of village elders huddled around coal fires, sipping yak butter tea. These are the prototypical images of Central Asia that CREEES M.A. candidate Jake Zawlacki attempted to dispel as he spoke to a group of...
Nov 12 2018 | Posted In: Students
On the occasion of the centenary of Armistice Day, CREEES alumnus Andrew Postovoit (M.A. '18), who wrote his M.A. thesis on the experience of American soldiers in Russia from 1918-1920, discusses the local contribution to the First World War effort. Around 5,000 American soldiers fighting in...
Nov 6 2018 | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
A coffee-stained handwritten letter from renowned Irish playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett to Radomir Konstantinović, a Yugoslav and Serbian writer and philosopher, is now available in Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections. The Beckett-Konstantinović letter at Stanford is one of only about...
Nov 5 2018 | Posted In: In the News, Students
Lena Zlock (History and French, ’19) is conducting transformational research on Voltaire’s personal library that includes some unexpected ties to Imperial Russia. Zlock’s project employs digital tools to organize and analyze the contents of Voltaire’s library of over 6,700 books, currently housed...

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