Volga-Kama Initiative Lectures

Academic Year 2012-2013

October 18: Guzel’ Ibneeva (Faculty of History, Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan) “Empire on Her Mind: The Travels of Catherine II”

Academic Year 2011-2012

January 18: Paul Werth (Department of History, University of Nevada at Las Vegas) “Foreign Confessions in Foreign Contexts: Religion across the Borders of the Russian Empire”

January 19: Paul Werth (Department of History, University of Nevada at Las Vegas) “The Russian Empire and the Problem of Religious Diversity”

June 21: Gerald Mako (Faculty of History, Cambridge University) “The Turk, the Qagan, the Caliph, and the Merchant: Some Remarks on the Islamization of Volga Bulghars”

Academic Year 2010-2011

February 21: Leyla Almazova (Research Associate, Marjani Institute of History, Tatarstan) “The Resurgence of Islam in the Volga-Uran Region of the Russian Federation”

February 22: Leyla Almazova (Research Associate, Marjani Institute of History, Tatarstan) “Contemporary Islamic Education Formation in the Russian Federation: State Policy and Local Projects”

February 24: Leyla Almazova (Research Associate, Marjani Institute of History, Tatarstan) “Islamic Intellectual Response to the Challenge of Modernity”

April 6: Alla Salnikova (Faculty of History, Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan) “The Rediscovery of Childhood in Russia