The History Department of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Central Arkansas announces their second conference, "New Trends in Russian Education and Historical Research," to be held November 8-9, on the UCA Conway Campus.
Two distinguished Russian educators will be guests of honor:
Dr. A.F. Kiselev, First Vice-Minister of Education in the Government of the Russian Federation, former Provost and History Dean of Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU). Dr. Kiselevís research has focused on the statization of the Russian trade unions during the Civil War. Thomson published an English edition of his Profoiuzy i sovetskoe gosudarstvo as The Trade Unions and the Soviet State (2001). On Friday evening Dr. Kiselev will discuss "Russian Education in the Twenty-First Century." On Saturday morning, he will discuss "The Archives and Russian Trade Unions in the Revolution and Civil War."
Dr. A.N. Lubkov, Provost and Former History Dean of MSPU. His research has focused on the Russian cooperative, one of few institutions that brought all classes (gentry, bourgeoisie, and peasantry) together on the eve of the Revolution. Thomson published an English edition of his Voina, Revoliutsiia i Kooperatsiia as War, Revolution and the Cooperative (2002). On Friday evening Dr. Lubkov will discuss "Teaching History in the Twenty-First Century." On Saturday afternoon he will discuss "The Cooperatives in the First World War and Russian Civil War," tracing their ties to the liberal opposition and Provisional Government.
Essay Contest: College seniors are invited to prepare a 500-700 word essay on why an American should be interested in the twentieth century Russian historical experience. The winner will receive a $100 check. The papers should be submitted electronically to the conference coordinators or faxed to the History Department at 501-450-5617 before October 30.
Housing: The Ramada Inn Conway is providing rooms at the special conference rate of $45/night. The rooms accommodate up to four guests, include a free continental breakfast, and come equipped with free HBO cable, in-room coffee and electric dryers. Reservations may be made through the conference coordinators or Ramada at 501-329-8392 (phone) or 501-329-0430 (fax).
To get to the Ramada Inn take exit 127 off I-40, turning right onto Highway 64. The Ramada is 100 yards away on the right.
To get to the UCA campus from the Ramada Inn turn left onto Oak Street (Highway 64), continue west to Caldwell. Go west on Caldwell Street and turn left onto Donaghey, going south until you see the campus at 201 S. Donaghey.
To register contact the conference coordinator, Dr. Vincent E. Hammond (VincentH@mail.uca.edu) or co-coordinator, Dr. Sondra Gordy (Sondrag@mail.uca.edu). Please give your name, title, college or university address, and phone and/or fax numbers. Also indicate whether you would like us to make room reservations and/or provide transportation to/from the Little Rock airport. Please let us know if you are staying for the Saturday evening dinner. A fee of $10.00 for registration and $15.00 for the dinner is payable upon arrival. The registration fee will be waived for college students. The registration deadline is November 1.
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