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Andrew A. Gentes <email@example.com>
University of Queensland
My research primarily focuses on the pre-Soviet Siberian exile system. My work integrates administrative, social, and cultural history methodologies.
|Address:||School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
Forgan Smith Bldg
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072
|Primary Phone:||61 7 3365 6355|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Russia
Former List Editor for H-Russia
Former Review Editor for H-Russia
Reviewer for H-HistGeog
|Reviews:||Russia in the East
Making Sense of the GULAG
Red Tape, Tenacity, and Faith
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Research and Methodology
9/94-5/02 BROWN UNIVERSITY History AM 6/95; PhD 5/02
9/89-3/92 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE History MA 6/91
1/84-6/88 KEENE STATE COLLEGE History BA 6/88
Exile to Siberia, 1590-1822: Corporeal Commodification and Administrative Systematization in Russia (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008).
“Vagabondage and Exile to Tsarist Siberia: Disciplinary Modernism in Tsarist Russia,” in Cast Out: A History of Vagrancy in Global Perspective, ed. Paul Ocobock and Lee Beier (Athens: University of Ohio Press, 2007), 165-87.
"Katorga: Penal Labor and Tsarist Siberia,” in The Siberian Saga: A History of Russia’s Wild East, ed. Eva-Maria Stolberg (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2005), 73-85.
“Other Decembrists: The Chizhov Case and Lutskii Affair as Signifiers of the Decembrists in Siberia,” Slavonica 13, no. 2 (2007): 135-50.
“Towards a Demography of Children in the Tsarist Siberian Exile System,” Sibirica 5, no. 1 (2006): 1-23.
“No Kind of Liberal: Alexander II and the Sakhalin Penal Colony,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 54, no. 3 (2006): 321-44.
“Woodstock 1969: The Origins, Audience, and Impact of a Countercultural Festival,” Transdisciplinary Journal of Emergence 3, no. 1 (2005): 14-31 [http://knowledge.sdabocconi.it/emergence/].
“Katorga: Penal Labor and Tsarist Siberia,” Australian Slavonic and East European Studies 18, nos. 1-2 (2004): 41-61.
“‘Talan na maidan!’: Tsarist Siberian Prison Culture and its Negation and Replication of Ruling Culture,” University of Queensland Historical Proceedings, no. 15 (2004): 35-49.
“‘Licentious Girls’ and Frontier Domesticators: Women and Siberian Exile from the Late 16th to the Early 19th Century,” Sibirica 3, no. 1 (2003): 3-20.
“Sakhalin’s Women: The Convergence of Sexuality and Penology in Late Imperial Russia,” Ab Imperio, no. 2 (2003): 115-38.
“Siberian Exile and the 1863 Polish Insurrectionists According to Russian Sources,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 51, no. 2 (2003): 197-217.
“The Institution of Russia’s Sakhalin Policy, from 1868 to 1875,” Journal of Asian History 36, no. 1 (2002): 1-31.
“The Life, Death and Resurrection of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow,” History Workshop Journal 46 (Autumn 1998): 63-95.
PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Women and the Sakhalin Penal Colony,” in Europe’s Pasts and Presents: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History (Brisbane, Australia, July 2003) 1 (2004): 319-37.
“Siberian Exile Laborers and the Building of the Ussuri Railroad in Late Imperial Russia,” 2004 Conference Proceedings, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (CD-ROM).
“Aigun, Treaty of, 1858”; “Russian Far East”; St. Petersburg, Treaty of, 1875”; “Sakhalin” in The Age of Imperialism 1800-1914: An Encyclopedia in Two Volumes, ed. by Carl Hodge (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Group, 2007).
“Letter from Irkutsk,” Global Beat Syndicate (August 1999) [http://www.bu.edu/globalbeat/syndicate/gentes081699.html].
School for Citizens: Theatre and Civil Society in Imperial Russia (2006), by Murray Frame, Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire. Forthcoming.
The Dictatorship of Sex: Lifestyle Advice for the Soviet Masses (2007), by Frances Lee Bernstein, Slavic and East European Review. Forthcoming.
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (2003), by Paul Farmer, Ab Imperio. Forthcoming.
Tales of Old Odessa: Crime and Civility in a City of Thieves (2005), by Roshanna P. Sylvester, Ab Imperio 1 (2007): 525-28.
Aesthetics of Alienation: Reassessment of Early Soviet Cultural Theories (2005), by Evgeny Dobrenko, Australian Slavonic and East European Studies 20, nos. 1-2 (2006): 220-22.
Ivan the Terrible (2005), by Isabel de Madariaga, Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire 41 (Winter 2006): 545-47.
Logics of Hierarchy: The Organization of Empires, States, and Military Occupations (2005), by Alexander Cooley, Ab Imperio 3 (2006): 472-78.
The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture (2004), by James Cracraft, Australian Slavonic and East European Studies 19 nos. 1-2 (2005): 179-81.
Closer to the Masses: Stalinist Culture, Social Revolution, and Soviet Newspapers (2004), by Matthew Lenoe, Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire 40 (August 2005): 347-49.
A History of Russia, 2nd ed., Volume I: To 1917 (2002), by Walter G. Moss, Australian Slavonic and East European Studies 18, nos. 1-2 (2004): 212-13.
Imitations of Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia (2002), ed. by Louise McReynolds and Joan Neuberger, and Songs for Fat People: Affect, Emotion, and Celebrity in the Russian Popular Song, 1900-1955, by David MacFadyen, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes 46, nos. 3-4 (2004): 508-10.
The Tsarist Secret Police Abroad: Policing Europe in a Modernising World (2003), by Frederic S. Zuckerman, Australian Journal of Politics & History 50, no. 3 (2004): 458-59.
The Degaev Affair: Terror and Treason in Tsarist Russia (2003), by Richard Pipes, Political Studies Review 2, no. 1 (2004): 120.
Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe: Guarding the Guards (2002), ed. by Andrew Cottey, et al., Journal of Slavic Military Studies 15, no. 4 (December 2002): 164-65.
Surviving the Soviet Meat Grinder: The Politics of Finnish Gulag Memoirs (2001), by Erkki Vettenniemi, and The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System (2002), by Nanci Adler, Slavic and East European Review 46, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 429-32.
Army and State in Postcommunist Europe (2001), ed. by David Betz and John Löwenhardt, Journal of Slavic Military Studies 15, no. 2 (June 2002): 186-88.
Iakutiia v sisteme politicheskoi ssylki Rossii, 1826-1917 gg. (1998), by P.L. Kazarian, and Politicheskaia ssylka v Sibiri. Nerchinskaia katorga, vol. 1 (1993), ed. L.M. Goriushkin, Kritika 3, no. 1 (2002): 140-50.
“Making Sense of the GULAG” [review of Labor Camp Socialism: The Gulag in the Soviet Totalitarian System (2000), by Galina Mikhailovna Ivanova], H-Russia, 7 June 2001 [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~russia/].
How It All Began (1998), by Nikolai Bukharin, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes 41, nos. 3-4 (1999): 478-80.
In Search of Utopia: The Doukhobors (1994), by Larry Ewashen and Koozma Tarasoff, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes 41, nos. 3-4 (1999): 458-59.
Scenarios of Power, Volume 1 (1995), by Richard Wortman, Società e Storia 79 (1998): 198-200.
“Russia in the East” [review of Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacific (1996), by G. Patrick March], H-Russia, 20 October 1997 [ www2.h-net.msu.edu/~russia/].
Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia (1996), by Theodore R. Weeks, East/West Education 17, nos. 1-2 (1996): 154-158.
“Vagabondage and Siberia: Disciplinary Modernity in Tsarist Russia,” at the Australasian Association for European History XVIth Biennial Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 1-4 July 2007.
“Woman Convicts, Syphilis, and Deportation in Tsarist Russia: A Case Study in Textual Deconstruction and Narrative Construction,” at Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive, an international conference sponsored by the Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED), University of Queensland, Queensland State Library, Brisbane, Queensland, 26-28 April 2007.
“Sakhalin as Cause Célèbre: The Re-signification of Tsarist Russia’s Penal Colony,” at the Eleventh British Universities Siberian Studies Seminar: A Multidisciplinary International Conference, Pacific Institute of Geography of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia, 11-15 September 2006.
“Towards a Demography of Children in the Tsarist Siberian Exile System,” at the Tenth British Universities Siberian Studies Seminar: A Multidisciplinary International Conference, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 7-11 April 2004.
“Siberian Exile Laborers and the Building of the Ussuri Railroad in Late Imperial Russia,” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 8-11 January 2004.
“Sakhalin’s Women: The Convergence of Sexuality and Penology in Late Imperial Russia,” at the Australasian Association for European History XIVth Biennial Conference, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, 7-11 July 2003.
“‘These ruined children…’: Children and Siberian Exile During the 19th Century,” at the Living in Exile Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 24-25 October 2002.
“Deluge: Siberian Exile and the 1863 Polish Uprising,” at the academic workshop Exile in Modern Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 18 May 2002.
“‘Endless Reports of Various Crimes’: Exile and Crime in Eastern Siberia, 1807-1820,” at Boundaries, Identity, and Nation: A Symposium from the Humanities, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 29 September 2001.
“‘Endless Reports of Various Crimes’: Exile and Crime in Eastern Siberia, 1807-1820,” at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Denver, Colorado, 9-12 November 2000.
“Deluge: Siberian Exile and the Polish Uprising of 1863,” at the New England Historical Association Meeting, Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts, 21 October 2000.
“Island of Conflict: The Institution of Russia’s Sakhalin Policy, 1869-75,” at the National Policy History Conference, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1-3 June 2000.
“Research in Siberia and the Russian Far East–Case Studies of Irkutsk and Vladivostok,” at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, 18-21 November 1999.
“Memorable Irony: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 1812-Present,” at the New England Historical Association Meeting, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 17-18 April 1998.
“‘A Debauched People’: The Composition of the Siberian Exile System in the Nineteenth Century,” at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, 19-21 March 1998.
“Russian Far East Archives,” at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Denver, Colorado, 9-12 November 2000.
“The Limits of Empire: Russian Imperial Policy in the East,” for the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Denver, Colorado, 9-12 November 2000.
“The Enemy Without/The Enemy Within: Russian and Soviet Border Policy in the East,” for the National Policy History Conference, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1-3 June 2000.
MANUSCRIPT UNDER PUBLISHERS' CONSIDERATION
Katorga: A Reporter’s Visit to the Sakhalin Penal Colony [A translation of: Vlas Doroshevich, Sakhalin (Katorga) (St. Petersburg, 1903)]
Book: Siberian Exile (1822-1917).
Translation: Translation: P.F. Iakubovich, V mire otverzhennykh (1903).
Library of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 2006
Fedoseev Public Library, Vladivostok, 2006
Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East (RGIA DV), Vladivostok, 1998-1999, 2006
State Archive of the Maritime Region (GAPK), Vladivostok, 1998-1999, 2006
Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 2004
State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), Moscow, 1999
Russian State Library (incl. Rare Books and Manuscripts Division), Moscow, 1999
State Archive of the Irkutsk Region (GAIO), Irkutsk, 1999
Library of the Irkutsk Regional Museum, Irkutsk, 1999
Irkutsk State University Main Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, Irkutsk, 1999
Society for the Study of the Amur Region (OIAK), Vladivostok, 1998-1999
Gorky Public Library, Rare Books Department, Vladivostok, 1998-1999
Central State Archive of Literature and Art (TsGALI), Moscow, 1991
Lenin Library, Moscow, 1991