New Blog on Teaching Russian History
I would like to announce a new blog on the teaching of Russian history:
Each month 2-3 scholars will discuss how they teach a particular topic in survey courses and seminars. The intent is to generate discussion on methods, resources, and more. Suggestions for topics or contributors please contact Karl Qualls at quallsk[at]dickinson.edu
New posts and updates will also be announced via Twitter: @prof4russia
This month’s theme is teaching the Gulag with guest authors Steven Barnes and Wilson Bell.
This blog was founded by Karl Qualls, Associate Professor of Historyat Dickinson College.
Karl has received the Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award for Inspirational Teaching, Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Society Professor of the Year, and Student Senate Professor of the Year.
He is the author of numerous articles and chapters, including a chapter in the textbook Russia and Western Civilization: Cultural and Historical Encounters (M.E. Sharpe, 2003) written in collaboration with his colleagues at Dickinson College. He is also author of the monograph From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II (Cornell, 2009).
He teaches Russian, German, Italian, and eastern European histories, as well as courses on European dictators, urban history, historical methods, the Holocaust, and more.