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Michael Hancock-Parmer "The Bare Footed Flight and Some Specific Examples from Soviet (Russian-language) Historiography"

Tue, Feb 25, 12:00 pm
Ballantine Hall 004

Michael Hancock-Parmer, a Ph.D. student in the Central Eurasian Studies and History Departments, will be discussing his work on "The Bare Footed Flight and Some Specific Examples from Soviet (Russian-language) Historiography" on February 25th, from noon to one in Ballantine Hall 004.

"My research looks specifically at the expression of the Bare Footed Flight (ak taban shubyryndy) in the historiography of Kazakhstan. In this short talk, we'll look at examples from three of the state-sponsored Histories of the Kazakh SSR (Istoriia Kazakhskoi SSR), specifically from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1970s. We'll consider their use, or misuse, of the sources and their predecessor histories, and attempt to draw some conclusions, or at the least make some conjectures regarding the influence of policy on identity, history, and the expression of "Kazakh" history in the Soviet Union."

This is a talk in the new Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks, designed to allow students to share their research, work, experiences and goals with their peers.