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Russell E. Martin <email@example.com>
History of Russian ruling houses; marriage and family, death and commemoration. Writing also on the history of the Romanovs since 1917.
|Address:||Department of History
South Market Street
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Russia
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Taking a Fresh Look at Muscovy and the Mongols
European History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Research and Methodology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD, Harvard, 1996
AM, Harvard, 1989
BA, Univ of Pittsburgh, 1986
"Choreographing the 'Tsar's Happy Occasion:' Tradition, Change and Dynastic Legitimacy in the Weddings of Tsar Mikhail Romanov," (forthcoming).
"Archival Sleuths and Documentary Transpositions: Notes on the Typology and Textology of Descriptions of Muscovite Royal Weddings in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries," (forthcoming).
"Gifts for the Dead: Death, Kinship and Commemoration in Muscovy (The Case of the Mstislavskii Princely Clan)," in Russian History/Histoire Russe 26, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 171-202.
[with O. Kosheleva, B. Morozov, and M. Poe], "Opyt sozdaniia istoriograficheskogo banka dannykh sostava Boiarskoi dumy XV-nachala XVII vv. [Report on our Experience in the Creation of a Historiographical Databank on the Composition of the Boyar Duma of the Fifteenth through Early Seventeenth Centuries]," in Istochnikovedenie i komparativnyi metod v gumanitarnom znanii, (Moscow, 1996), 181-84.
"Royal Weddings and Crimean Diplomacy: New Sources on Muscovite Chancellery Practice during the reign of Vasilii III," in Rhetoric of the Medieval Slavic World. Essays Presented to Edward L. Keenan on his Sixtieth Birthday by his Colleagues and Students [= Harvard Ukrainian Studies 19 (1995): 389-427].
[with O. Kosheleva, B. Morozov, and M. Poe], "Nekotorye itogi komp´iuternoi obrabotki istochnikov po istorii Boiarskoi Dumy XVII v. [Notes on the Use of the Computer on Sources for the History of the Boyar Duma in the Seventeenth Century]," in Sosloviia i gosudarstvennaia vlast´ v Rossii XV-seredina XIX vv. (Moscow, 1994), 223-226.
[with O. Kosheleva, B. Morozov, and M. Poe], "Mezhdunarodnyi proekt sozdaniia 'Biograficheskogo banka dannykh Rossiiskogo gosudarstva (XIV-XVII vv.)' [An International Project for the Creation of a Computerized Biographical Databank of Russian Nobles from the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries]," Otechestvennaia istoriia, 6 (November, 1992): 212-214.
Medieval and Early Modern Russia
Seminar: Monarchs and Dynasties
Family, Marriage, and Sexuality in European History
Early Modern Europe
"The Choreography of Kinship: Court Politics and the Muscovite Royal Wedding Ritual." Paper presented (and panel organizer) at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), Denver, November 10, 2000.
Chair for the panel "Microhistory: Promise and Perils of the Method." Annual conference of the AAASS, Denver, November 10, 2000.
"Bride Shows in Muscovy." Early Slavicists Symposium, Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University. October 13, 2000.
"Picking a Bride for the Tsar: Autocracy, Oligarchy and the Politics of Royal Marriage in Muscovite Russia." 2000-2001 Henderson Lecture, Westminster College, October 4, 2000.
"The Ways of Russian Democracy: Making Sense of the Russian Presidential Elections." History Department, Western Kentucky University, April 21, 2000.
"When I Realized I Really Was a Nerd." Honor's Convocation Keynote Address, Westminster College, April 8, 2000.
"Death, Commemoration and the Ways of Kinship in Muscovy, Or: When 50 Rubles Could Buy Your Way Into Heaven." Faculty Forum, Westminster College, April 5, 2000.
"Putting God in His Place, Or: What I Have Learned About Life (Mine Especially) from Reading and Thinking About the Sixteenth-Century French Wars of Religion." Famous Last Lecture Series, Westminster College, January 25, 2000.
"Commemoration and Economy in Muscovite Monasteries." Presented at the annual conference of the AAASS, St. Louis, November, 1999.
Discussant for the panel "Death and Commemoration in Early Modern Russia," at the annual conference of the AAASS, St. Louis, November, 1999.
"The Weddings of Peter the Great." Presented at the annual conference of AAASS, Boca Raton, FL, September, 1998.
Discussant for the panel "The Representation and Nature of Power in Muscovy," at the annual conference of the AAASS, Boca Raton, September, 1998.
"Tales of Comedy and Tragedy from Russian Libraries and Archives." Presented at the annual meeting of the Westminster College Friends of the Library, May 14, 1998.
"Picking a Bride for the Tsar." Presented at the History Colloquium at the University of Pittsburgh, March 19, 1998.
"The Man Who Would Be Tsar, Or: What All the Fuss is About Today in the Russian Royal Family." Faculty Forum, Westminster College, September, 1997.
Discussant for the panel "Computer Applications in History: Electronic Texts and Methodologies" at the annual conference of the AAASS, Boston, MA, November, 1996.
"Marriage and Family Structure in the Muscovite Dynasty." Presented at the annual conference of AAASS, Washington, DC, October, 1995.
Discussant for the panel "Service Elites in Seventeenth-Century Russia" at the annual conference of the AAASS, Washington, DC, October, 1995.
"Kinship and the Culture of Commemoration: The Case of the Mstislavskiis." Presented at the annual conference of the AAASS, Philadelphia, November, 1994.
"Monarkhicheskie pamflety o prestolonasledii: argumenty za i protiv prava na prestol Kirilla Vladimirovicha Romanova [Monarchist Pamphlets on Royal Succession: Arguments For and Against the Rights of Kirill Vladimirovich Romanov]." Presented (in Russian) at the Conference on the Russian Nobility, Moscow Archival Institute, May, 1993.
"Genealogiia i izbranie na tsarstvo Mikhaila Fedorovicha Romanov v 1613-om godu [Genealogy and the Election to the throne of Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov in 1613]." Presented (in Russian) at the Second Historical-Genealogical Conference, St. Petersburg, September, 1992.
"The Genealogical Composition of the Boyar Duma and the Election of Mikhail Romanov in 1613." Presented at the Russian Research Center, Harvard University, April, 1992.
For Her Imperial Highness, Grand Duchess Mariia Vladmirovna, on questions about royal succession in Russia since 1917.