Aaron J. Cohen
|Professor and Chair|
|Tahoe Hall 3080
Department of History
History 51: World Civilizations, 1600-present (web only course)
History 129a: Medieval Russia
History 129b: Culture and Politics in Imperial Russia
History 129c: Twentieth Century Russia
History 130: The Fall of Communism (web only course)
History 200: History and Theory
- History 400: The Teaching of History in College
PhD in History, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), 1998
MA in History, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), 1992
Graduate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies
BA cum laude in History, Pomona College (Claremont, CA), 1985
Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917 (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2008).
Find reviews in The Journal of Modern History (volume 82, number 3, September 2010, p. 762), Cultural and Social History (volume 7, number 1, March 2010, p. 133), Europe-Asia Studies (volume 62, number 1, 2010, p. 182), Revolutionary Russia (volume 22, issue 2, 2009, p. 233), Slavic Review (volume 68, number 4, Winter 2009, p. 982), The Russian Review (volume 68, issue 2, April 2009, p. 332), Cultural Politics (volume 5, number 3, 2009, p. 391-394), and The American Historical Review (volume 114, number 3, June 2009, p. 865).
"The Feast in the Time of Plague: The Russian Art World, Easel Painting, and the Experience of War and Revolution, 1914-22" (contribution to the book project Russia's Great War and Revolution 1914-22, forthcoming 2014).
"Russian Monuments to the First World War: Where Are They? Why Are They?" (contribution to the book project Russia's Great War and Revolution 1914-22, forthcoming 2014).
"'Our Russian Passport': World War I Monuments, Transnational Commemoration and the Russian Emigration in Europe, 1918-39" (forthcoming in The Journal of Contemporary History).
"Long Ago and Far Away: War Monuments, Public Relations, and the Memory of the Russo-Japanese War in Russia, 1907-1914." The Russian Review, vol. 69 (July 2010): 388-411. Full text.
"Oh, That! Myth, Memory, and World War I in the Russian Emigration and the Soviet Union." Slavic Review, vol. 62, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 69-86. Full text.
"Making Modern Art Russian: Artists, Politics, and the Tret'iakov Gallery during the First World War." Journal of the History of Collections, vol. 14, no. 2 (November 2002): 271-281. Full text.
"Profession and Politics: Modernism and the Rhetoric of Art Criticism in Late Imperial Russia, 1898-1917." In Critical Exchange: European Art Criticism of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, ed. Carol Adlam and Juliet Simpson. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009.
"The Dress Rehearsal? Russian Realism and Modernism through War and Revolution." In Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05: A Centennial Perspective, Volume 1, ed. Rotem Kowner. Folkstone: Global Oriental Publishers, 2007.
"Bild und Spiegelbild: Deutschland in der russischen „Russkoe slovo“ (1907–1917)" [Image and Reflection: Germany in the Russian newspaper "Russkoe Slovo" (1907-1917)]. In Deutsche und Deutschland aus russischer Sicht 19./20.Jahrhundert: Von den Reformen Alexanders II. bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg, ed. Dagmar Hermann. Munich: W. Fink, 2006.
"Flowers of Evil: Mass Media, Child Psychology, and the Struggle for Russia's Future during the First World War." In Children and War, ed. James Marten. New York: NYU Press, 2002.
"Vladimir Putin: Problem or Solution?" With Alexander Petrov. Analysis of Current Events (February 2002).
"Revolution und Emanzipation: Bilder der russischen Frau in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit" [Revolution and emancipation: Images of Russian women in the German public]. In Deutschland und die russische Revolution, 1917-1924, ed. Gerd Koenen. Munich: W. Fink, 1998.
selected conference participation, scholarships, and other professional activities:
Paper, Russian Culture During the First World War and Revolution, 1914-1922. Clemson, SC (2011).
Paper, World History Association. Beijing, China (2011).
Paper, Российская культура в годы Мировой войны и революции (1914 – 1922). St. Petersburg, Russia (2011).
Paper, California World History Association. Sacramento, CA (2010).
Fulbright Scholar, Helsinki, Finland (2007).
Discussant, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Washington, DC (2006).
Roundtable participant, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Salt Lake City, UT (2005).
Paper, First European Congress of World and Global History. Leipzig, Germany (2005).
Paper, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Boston, MA (2004).
Paper, The Russo-Japanese War and the Twentieth Century: An Assessment from a Centennial Perspective. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, Israel (2004).
Paper, Art Criticism, 1700-1900: Emergence, Development, Interchange in Eastern and Western Europe. University of Exeter, UK (2003).
Can Computer Bulletin Boards Replace Traditional Class Meetings? Ongoing web poster for the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP), Georgetown University Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. You can also find discussion of this project as a case study at the TLT group and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship.
Paper, Young Scholars Forum: War and Society: Germany and Europe in Comparative Perspective. German Historical Institute, Washington, DC (2002).
Paper, First European Conference In First World War Studies. Lyon, France (2001).
Canadian Slavonic Papers (1, 2, 3), The English Historical Review, German Studies Review, H-Soz-u-Kult, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Journal of World History, The Maryland Historian, The Public Historian (1, 2, 3), Russian Review, Slavic Review (1, 2, 3), and Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature.
Late imperial and revolutionary Russia, war and public culture, memory and history, World War I
works in progress:
“Commemoration and the Cult of the Fallen of Russia’s First World War Dead” (article for 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, forthcoming).
"Representing Losers as Winners in Imperialized Space: Russian Émigré Monuments in China, 1932-41" (article).
Memorial: War, Place, and the Past in Russia Through Revolution and Emigration, 1905-45 (long-term research project).
- World History Association
Last updated: 05/29/2013