Author Archives: Kate Antonova
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
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
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
Work Will Not Save You – COVID19 Guest Post
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
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/
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
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
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
This might actually finally be real: get in line now for your copy of The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays on Amazon!
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
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
Hey look – that’s me: History News Network: What I’m Reading, An Interview with Russianist Historian Katherine Antonova
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.
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
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
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
Please read and share!
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.
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:
This was posted as a tweetstorm – if you don’t Twitter, you can read it easily on Storify.
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
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
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
I tweeted a long thread today on what Russianist training looks like and the various levels of Russia “specialists.” It’s storified here.
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
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
I indulged in a Sunday afternoon tweet storm of massive proportions today. You can read it all here.
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
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