Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Joan Neuberger

ProfessorPh.D., 1985, Stanford University

Joan Neuberger



Research interests

Professor Neuberger studies modern Russian culture in social and political context.

Courses taught

Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, gender, film, and visual culture, with a focus on the politics of the arts. She is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900-1914 (California: 1993), Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (Palgrave: 2003); co-author of Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (Oxford: 2005); and co-editor of Imitations of Life: Melodrama in Russia (Duke: 2001) and Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (Yale: 2008).



Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, film, and visual culture. Prof Neuberger also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History.


Public/Digital History

Prof Neuberger is Editor of the History Department's public history website, Not Even Past and co-host, with Christopher Rose, of the history podcast series, 15 Minute History. She is editor of the new website, Thinking in Public: Public Scholarship at UT Austin.


REE 335 • History Of Russia To 1917

44490 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm WEL 2.304
(also listed as HIS 343L)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural life in the modern Russian Empire, autocracy as a political system, national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society, political opposition and the revolutionary movement.


Readings (Required): available at bookstores 

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page


Assignments & Grading

Map Exercise - 10% 

Short Essays/Participation: 10%  

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each = 40%

Take-home Final Exam 40%


Attendance in class is required. In case of absence it is your responsibility to find out about scheduling or other changes. Additional information on assignments will be distributed in class. No make-up exams will be allowed without written documentation for a family or medical emergency. Students who will miss class for religious holidays or other University sanctioned events should contact me in advance to make accommodations.

REE 335 • History Of Russia To 1917

45635 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm UTC 3.110

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REE 335 • Rus & Sov Film: Uses Of Hist-W

44745 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm GAR 0.132
(also listed as HIS 350L)

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