Each semester, the Havighurst Center hosts the Havighurst Colloquia Series. This lecture series, which is attached to an undergraduate, cross-listed topics course focusing on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES), is comprised of invited guest speakers who lecture on some aspect of the topic being taught that particular semester.

Spring 2021
Authoritarian Laughter: From a Joke to a Revolution

Organizer: Dr. Neringa Klumbyte (ATH), Email: 
Mondays, 11:40am-1:00pm 

 Lectures are accesible via Zoom (see below)

Monday, February 22
Stephen Norris, Miami University
The Weapon of Laughter: Soviet Political Cartoons and the Making of a State Viewer

Monday, March 8
Kateryna Jeremieieva, Ukrainian State Railway Academy
Not Just for Fun: the Soviet Satirical Magazines as a Weapon, Mediator and Entertainment?

Monday, March 15
Kęstutis Šiaulytis, Lithuanian Artist Union
Graphic Satire in the Lithuanian Satire and Humor Magazine Broom

Monday, March 22
Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego
Why do extremist political parties publish joke magazines?  Satirical newspapers in 1940s Hungary

Monday, March 29
Alexandra Arkhipova, University of Bremen & Russian State University for the Humanities
The History of Soviet Jewish Humor

Monday, April 5
Benjamin Paloff, University of Michigan
Qué ridículo!: Bakhtin and the Power of Not Being in on the Joke

Monday, April 19
Julie Hemment, University of Massachusetts
Satirical strikes and deadpanning diplomats: stiob as geopolitical performance in Russia-US relations

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NOT ADVERTISED: Bruce Grant, February 8, (New York University);The Logic of Satire” (class will not be recorded)