RUSSIA AND EUROPE: Is Russia a European Nation? with Jeffrey Brooks, PhD

RUSSIA AND EUROPE: Is Russia a European Nation? with Jeffrey Brooks, PhD

Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: RUSSIA AND EUROPE: Is Russia a European Nation?

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Brooks

Brought to you by Odyssey  

June 7, 2023 - July 12, 2023 (6 Sessions)

Wednesday, 6:30 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom


Course Description:

The subject of the class is Russia and Europe from medieval times to the present. Assigned books cover two periods of intense interactions, 1917-1921 and 2014-2022. Antony Beevor’s Russia: Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921 (Viking, 2022) will be read over four weeks and Andre Kurkov’s The Grey Bees (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2023) is to be completed by the last class. Beevor is the current best-selling historian in Britain. Kurkov won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2023. The Grey Bees translated by Boris Dralyuk also won the 2023 NBCC Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize. The novel concerns Russia’s early war with Ukraine, 2014-2022. Movies offer insights into notions of history and identity.


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 Event Date
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
7:30pm EDT


Virtual Via Zoom
Baltimore, MD 21218


Virtual Via Zoom
1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)