- Padraic Kenney delivered the presidential address at the convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Washington. The title: "Area Studies and the 'False Song of Globalism.'"
- Graduate student Samson Ndanyi has been invited to join the editorial board of Journal of Retracing Africa upon completion of his studies.
- Tatiana Saburova spent October as a participating member of an ongoing collaborative research project of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (where she is affiliated) on the history of photography in Russia. While in Germany she also presented a paper entitled "Two Generations: The Public and Private Images of Generation in Soviet Photography" at a conference on "Photography under Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century," Humboldt University in Berlin (October 27-28). In Moscow on October 6 Saburova gave a presentation for the public affairs website polit.ru in Moscow on the book she and Ben Eklof published in Russian last summer: Nikolai Charushin and the Generation of Populists of the 1870s (Moscow, 2016). Returning to the US, Saburova gave lectures on "Revolutionary Lives in Russia: the Populist Generation of the 1870s" at the Jordan Center of New York University on November 11 and at Princeton University on November 15, 2016. She also gave a paper: "At the Crossroads of Civilizations: Exploration Siberia in Populist Autobiographies" at the 48th Annual Convention of the American Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Association , Washington, DC, November 17-20, 2016. At that conference she was a discussant on the panel "Photography and Modernity in the Late Tsarist and Soviet Empires".
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