Author Archives: Kate Antonova

New review essay on regional history and the “Archival Turn” in the history of Imperial Russia

I’m delighted to be able to finally tell everyone about the review essay I wrote for the journal Kritika. I reviewed three new works of regional history, but more importantly, the review serves as an announcement of regional history as … Continue reading

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STEM versus the humanities (aka Information Analysis)

Yes – I’m going to go there. Buckle up, and God help me. As happens on Twitter, a one-off grumpy tweet I didn’t think anything of — saying things I and many others have said many times — went mini-viral … Continue reading

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Podcasts!

I had the great fun of being interviewed for a podcast – twice! – recently: You can catch the episode of Flash Forward I’m on, follow the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, and subscribe via all the usual podcast … Continue reading

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A Guest Post on The Professor Is In

Work Will Not Save You – COVID19 Guest Post

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First reviews of The Essential Guide to Writing History are out!

Thanks to Contingent Magazine, an excellent general-interest history magazine written largely by contingent scholars, for the first reviews of my book about writing history essays for students: Review by a recent history grad Review by a history professor

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The Essential Guide

Here’s a lovely writeup about my new Essential Guide to Writing History Essays from the CUNY SUM project: https://sum.cuny.edu/writing-history-essays-guide-book-queens-college/

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8 Reasons to Choose The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays

1. There’s a chapter for every common genre of history essay, including response papers, exam essays (short answer IDs and long analytical essays), primary source essays, historiography and imaginative essays + research and thesis-type long research papers. 2. It’s not … Continue reading

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Essential Guide to Writing History Essays – Availability Questions

UPDATE!! The books are now going out smoothly again. Apologies for any hassle you may have encountered! I understand that copies of The Essential Guide are being held up right now by the press and people calling about their course … Continue reading

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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is PUBLISHED!

I can’t tell you how delighted I am to finally be able to say that this book I have been working on in various ways since 2000 is finally a reality! The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is now … Continue reading

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The Essential Guide is available for pre-order on Amazon!

This might actually finally be real: get in line now for your copy of The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays on Amazon!

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The Writing Book is Finally in Production!

And there’s a cover! The book is in production and we’re hoping it will be out in time to be browsed at AHA 2020 in NYC (where you should also come find me at my roundtable on teaching writing in … Continue reading

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Off to Russia again!

I’m delighted to say I’ve been awarded funding to complete the research for my second monograph, so I’ll soon be off to St. Petersburg for six months of intensive archive work. So happy to finally be moving forward on this … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Hey look – that’s me: History News Network: What I’m Reading, An Interview with Russianist Historian Katherine Antonova

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List to this podcast

Listen to my husband talk about his book, Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia: Debt, Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy on the podcast from Sean’s Russia Blog. 

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My dad is running for the New Hampshire House!

I’m very proud and excited to announce that my dad is running for the New Hampshire House! This is not only his first time running for any office, but I’m pretty sure it’s the first time he ever imagined doing … Continue reading

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The Writing Book Is Done!

Public domain image from Wikimedia Commons. Carl von Bergen. Illustrierter Katalog der Münchener Jahresausstellung von Kunstwerken Aller Nationen im kgl. Glaspalaste 1891, 3. Auflage, ausgegeben am 24. Juli, München 1891 (Digitalisat der BSB)[/caption]   After 18 years and 136,771 words, … Continue reading

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Chikhachev family photos

Check out this blog post about the Chikhachevs and their village, Dorozhaevo! It’s full of amazing photos of the house and property today and also some historical family photos. As far as I can tell, the family photos all date … Continue reading

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Op-Ed in the Washington Post on the humanities and the history of higher education

Please read and share!

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About Those Who “Abhor Violence” in People Protesting Fascism

Here’s a tweetstorm and the more easily read and shared version on Storify for those who don’t do Twitter. Warning! Strong language in this one.

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Fighting Misinformation Online

Here’s the original Tweetstorm and for those who don’t Twitter, you can read it easily on Storify.   Here’s a handy meme to use on your social media:

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Monuments are Not History (Read a Book!)

This was posted as a tweetstorm – if you don’t Twitter, you can read it easily on Storify.

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Thoughts on Charlottesville

On Twitter and Storify. UPDATE! Now on the Washington Post! Their new “Made By History” column is fantastic, by the way, and I recommend becoming a regular reader of it. If you have a .edu email address, you can get an … Continue reading

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Op-Ed on the Huffington Post

I’m really delighted to announce that my Twitter threadzilla on conservatism from a couple weeks ago has been transformed into an op-ed on the Huffington Post. It’s now polished up, beautifully edited by HuffPo, and ready to share easily! Please … Continue reading

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Your reading for today

Every once in a while you come across one of those things that makes you see the world more clearly, and it becomes part of you from that moment on. I had that experience recently when I read this beautiful … Continue reading

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What is a Russianist?

I tweeted a long thread today on what Russianist training looks like and the various levels of Russia “specialists.” It’s storified here.

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Paperback edition of _An Ordinary Marriage_ is out!

I’m very excited to announce that my first book, An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2013) is now available in paperback! OUP has regular seasonal sales you might look out for. It’s … Continue reading

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Previews of a Student’s Guide to Writing History

I’ve only recently submitted the full manuscript of my upcoming book on writing for students taking history courses. It won’t appear until 2018, but in the meantime I’ll be occasionally tweeting short excerpts. Find them with the hashtag #SGWH and … Continue reading

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The Past and Future of Higher Education

I indulged in a Sunday afternoon tweet storm of massive proportions today. You can read it all here.

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Humans of the Academy

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been involved with some friends in launching a new website called Humans of the Academy. This site offers regular profiles of ordinary humans who work throughout the academy. Its purpose is to show … Continue reading

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The Chikhachev estate could be yours

The provincial estate, Dorozhaevo, at the center of my first monograph, An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia, is now up for sale. Amazing photographs of it available here, too. Compare this with the images and … Continue reading

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