Erin Hutchinson studies the Soviet Union as a multinational state and society, with a particular focus on cultural and political history. Her book manuscript explores how intellectuals, especially those of rural origins, contributed to the development of nationalism in the USSR after the death of Stalin. Her research examines writers from across the Soviet Union, especially those from the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Moldova.
Soviet history, Soviet nationalities, nationalism, Politics of culture, rural life in the USSR
HIST 1012 - Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600
Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
Examines the history of modern Europe from 1600. Topics may include religious conflict, absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the global impact of European colonialism and imperialism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and the emergence of romanticism, nationalism, liberalism, socialism and modernism. Concludes by analyzing World War I and II, communist and fascist totalitarianisms, decolonization and the Cold War. Formerly HIST 1020
HIST 2100 - Revolution in History
Examines the causes, character, and significance of political revolution in world history. Concentrating on one of the major revolutions of modern history, it examines why revolutions occur, who participates in revolution, and to what effect. Specific course focus varies.
HIST 3713 - Seminar in Russian History
Capstone seminars are designed for advanced history majors to pull together the skills they have honed in previous courses. This seminar focuses on Russian history, and will include readings and discussions in a small seminar setting. In relation to the course topic, students will develop an individual research project and write a paper based on primary sources. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher.
HIST 4723 - Imperial Russia
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Surveys major cultural, social, and economic changes from the reign of Peter the Great through World War I. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1012.
HIST 5012 - Graduate Colloquium in European History
Acquaints students with key works in the literature of European history, and addresses matters of method and interpretation. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced requisite: admission to the graduate program in history.