Foundation’s Director Participates in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

New York, NY. June 9-29, 2013

Rev. Vladimir Tsurikov, director and curator of the Foundation of Russian History, participated in a three-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers. The topic of this year’s institute is “America’s Russian-Speaking Immigrants & Refugees: 20th Century Migration and Memory.” Twenty-five Summer Scholars–current faculty members at U.S. institutions, independent scholars, curators, and advanced graduate students – came together for this institute to engage in a lively dialogue with an extraordinary array of upwards of fifty master teachers, scholars, and social services and community representatives of the last three waves of the Russophone emigration (and with the children of the first). While at the institute, Fr. Vladimir conducted research on the role that archival collections, and other related resources, play in the preservation of historical memory as well as cultural and ethnic identity.