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Collection Development Challenges In Slavic & East European Libraries: A Literature Review, Sebastian C. Galbo 2020 SUNY University at Buffalo

Collection Development Challenges In Slavic & East European Libraries: A Literature Review, Sebastian C. Galbo

School of Information Student Research Journal

The purpose of this paper (a literature review) is threefold. First, it seeks to understand the current landscape of collection development practices within the contexts of academic Slavic and Eastern Europe (SEE) collections. Second, this paper aims to grasp the challenges that impact how librarians devise collection development policies for academic SEE holdings. Third, by drawing on current field research, it investigates how SEE collections are addressing these challenges and sustaining user services. It asks, for example, what tools/resources SEE collections employ to remain vital, relevant, and accessible. Based on these three foci, this paper provides an assessment of ...


Through A Glass, Enviously: Yuri Olesha's Photographic Distortion Of Reality, Julia Curl 2020 The New School

Through A Glass, Enviously: Yuri Olesha's Photographic Distortion Of Reality, Julia Curl

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Yuri Olesha's 1927 novel Envy, the author's magnum opus and an often-overlooked tour de force of modern Russian Literature depicts the world through the eyes of an isolated loner named Nikolai Kavalerov. Kavalerov's vision of the world is distorted, surreal; he asserts that he is afflicted by thinking in images, a phrase which this paper traces back to the Russian Formalists debate as to whether or not art is thinking in images. This paper goes on to argue that Kavalerov's mode of seeing is not only avant-garde in its defamiliarization, it is inherently photographic: Through the ...


The Reactor Room: An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition, José Vergara 2020 Swarthmore College

The Reactor Room: An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition, José Vergara

Digital Humanities Curricular Development

The Reactor Room: An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition is a digital installation featuring the work of students in Professor José Vergara’s course Chernobyl: Nuclear Narratives and the Environment (Spring 2020) at Swarthmore College. Students designed this interactive exhibition to facilitate public engagement with the catastrophe. Students researched topics of their own choosing and produced outward-facing digital projects that investigate diverse aspects of Chernobyl’s cultural, environmental, social, and political consequences: maps that visually trace the radioactive fallout; biographies of key figures who experienced, survived, and perpetrated one of the worst nuclear disasters in history; audio-based works that engage with the ...


Chernobyl: Nuclear Narratives And The Environment (Russ/Litr 43) Syllabus, José Vergara 2020 Swarthmore College

Chernobyl: Nuclear Narratives And The Environment (Russ/Litr 43) Syllabus, José Vergara

Digital Humanities Curricular Development

What really happened on April 26, 1986? This course will introduce students to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, its consequences, and its representations across a range of cultures. Texts will be drawn from (non-)fiction, poetry, film, TV, video games, VR, and other media, as we consider the labyrinth of Chernobyl's mythology through a comparative lens and as a global phenomenon. Culture meets ecology, science, history, and politics. Fields trips and guest speakers. The final class project will involve an installation at McCabe Library.


The Interwoven Existences Of Official Catholicism And Magical Practice In The Lived Religiosity Of A Transylvanian Hungarian Village, Cecília Sándor 2020 College of the Holy Cross

The Interwoven Existences Of Official Catholicism And Magical Practice In The Lived Religiosity Of A Transylvanian Hungarian Village, Cecília Sándor

Journal of Global Catholicism

During the last five years I have been doing field research in a Transylvanian Hungarian village, Sânsimion (Hu: Csíkszentsimon). I present my research on this religiously homogenous, Catholic community’s worldview. Based on interviews conducted with members of the village’s various age groups, I map religious and magical knowledge passed down through the generations, using the theoretical frame of collective memory and religious transmission. Second, I highlight two different but coexisting “constructions of reality” in this rural community. By “constructions of reality,” I mean interpretations of reality expressed in narrative discourses and local magical practices that are closely and ...


Rockin' The Church: Vernacular Catholic Musical Practices, Kinga Povedak 2020 Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Rockin' The Church: Vernacular Catholic Musical Practices, Kinga Povedak

Journal of Global Catholicism

This article focuses on the unique dimensions of lived or vernacular Catholicism through the analysis of contemporary congregational music in Hungary. Looking at the musical lives of Hungarian Roman Catholics from the late 1960s to contemporary times can provide us with new understandings of the theological contents and aesthetics, as well as the vernacular religiosity of the community. Christian popular music appeared behind the Iron Curtain relatively early, in 1967 when the first “beat mass” was created and introduced at Budapest. The early Christian popular music sounded astonishingly similar to the songs of the American Folk Mass Movement of the ...


Longings, Letters And Prayers: Visitor's Books At Hungarian Marian Shrines, Krisztina Frauhammer 2020 College of the Holy Cross

Longings, Letters And Prayers: Visitor's Books At Hungarian Marian Shrines, Krisztina Frauhammer

Journal of Global Catholicism

The following study seeks to show the flow of contemporary rituals associated with pilgrimage shrines. I will consider how visitor’s books placed on display at shrine churches are being utilized in the modern context by pilgrims and tourists alike. Requests, words of thanksgiving, and testimony are coupled with an honest, reflexive style that lends to the formation of these individualized prayers. These prayers are original, specific and peculiar as they follow patterns that are informal in nature. These prayers allow pilgrims to initiate contact with the Transcendent through the act and practice of writing. An idiosyncratic form of sacred ...


Introduction: Consumer Contexts And Divine Presences In Hungarian Catholicism, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2020 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

Introduction: Consumer Contexts And Divine Presences In Hungarian Catholicism, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

Introduction to Hungarian Catholicism: Living Faith Across Diverse Social and Intellectual Contexts, highlighting both the specific contributions of the articles to the study of Hungarian Catholicism and situating them within the broad sweep of Hungarian and Catholic Studies.


Overview And Acknowledgements, Mathew Schmalz 2020 College of the Holy Cross

Overview And Acknowledgements, Mathew Schmalz

Journal of Global Catholicism

Overview of Hungarian Catholicism: Living Faith Across Diverse Social and Intellectual Context, highlighting the articles' contribution to the study of Global Catholicism.


Combat Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Combat Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

This map demonstrates the birth location for Spaniards who died in combat. The points have a red gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Non-Combat Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Non-Combat Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

This map demonstrates the birth location for Spaniards who died from non-combat causes. The points have a purple gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Combined Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Combined Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

This map shows the death location for Spaniards who died in combat and from non-combat causes. The quantity of Spaniards who died in a location is represented with a gradual color change. The combat deaths have a red gradient and the non-combat deaths have a purple gradient, going from lightest to darkest to represent a higher number of Spaniards.


Non-Combat Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Non-Combat Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the death location for Spaniards who died from non-combat causes. The points have a purple gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Location Of Spanish Youth, 1945, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Location Of Spanish Youth, 1945, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the location of Spanish Youth at the end of 1945. The points have a red gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Displaced Spaniards Map, Layer Files & Data Tables, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Displaced Spaniards Map, Layer Files & Data Tables, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalins Niños - GIS Maps Data

This zip file contains three folders related to the Displaced Spaniards maps.

The Dislpaced Spaniards folder contains the index, GDB, APRX and other files associated with the GIS mapping.

The Displaced Spaniards Layers folder contains LYRX files for the associated GIS maps.

The third folder contains the associated data tables.


Tuberculosis, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Tuberculosis, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the number and location of Spaniards who died from tuberculosis while being displaced in the USSR. The quantity of Spaniards is represented with a gradient point size that increases with the numbers of deaths in a location. The exact number of deaths in a given location is also indicated with an N= #.


Location Of Spanish Youth, June 1944, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Location Of Spanish Youth, June 1944, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the location of Spanish Youth in June 1944. The points have a green gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Combined Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Combined Birth Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

This map shows birth locations for Spaniards who died in combat and from non-combat causes. The quantity of Spaniards who were born in a location is represented with a gradual color change. The combat deaths have a red gradient and the non-combat deaths have a purple gradient, going from lightest to darkest to represent a higher number of Spaniards.


Combat Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Combat Death Location, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the death location for Spaniards who died combat. The points have a red gradient going from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location.


Combined Location Of Spanish Youth, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green 2020 Dickinson College

Combined Location Of Spanish Youth, Karl D. Qualls, Alexia Orengo Green

Stalin's Niños - GIS Map PDFs

The map shows the location of Spanish Youth in June 1944 and end of 1945. The green gradient points represent the Spaniards’ location in June of 1944, while the red gradient points represent the Spaniards’ location at the end of 1945. The gradient goes from lightest to darkest to represent the quantity of Spaniards in a location. The darker the point the more Spaniards are in that location. The map illustrates the dramatic concentration of Spanish youth in Moscow Oblast’.


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