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Thursday, June 24

Demystifying Diplomatic Communication in Early Modern Russia
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Ulfat Abdurasulov (Austrian Academy of Science)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and Central Eurasian Studies Society
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Among the abundant paperwork of 17th century Posol'skii prikaz, there were two main forms of record-keeping known as posol'skie knigi and stolptsy, which stand out due to their functionality. Apart from the sheer linguistic complexity, the records were bound together in leather-bound books consisting of dozens, if not hundreds, documents of the distinct genres related to diplomacy communications. Yet beneath this complexity lies a world of diplomatic contact and transregional connectivity. This workshop will offer a practical crash course for how to make sense of this challenging source base.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

Advanced Russian

Ulfat Abdurasulov
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Iranian Studies
Austrian Academy of Science

James Pickett
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqd-qtrD4iHtCUxm1CTw27cd74QLt1_IUS