44 Lenin Avenue

A researcher's journey to Siberia

Stokes Seminar at Dalhousie University

Filed under: Conferences & Presentations,Ignatii Dvernitskii,Knowledge mobilization — Wilson Bell at 4:51 pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019  Tagged ,

As I begin the academic year of my sabbatical, I will be presenting on my research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. I completed my undergraduate degree in History and Russian Studies at Dalhousie in the year 2000, so it’s exciting to be presenting at the department (even if it has physically moved from some […]

Insight! “44 Lenin Avenue” receives its second SSHRC Grant

Filed under: Conferences & Presentations,Knowledge mobilization — Wilson Bell at 1:53 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019  Tagged , ,

Sometimes academic life can be a long slog, with little validation for our efforts except, perhaps, from those (rare) students who take the time and effort to let their professors know how much they enjoyed a particular course. Tenure and promotion, of course, are key times for reflection and assessment, and, if successful, reveal both […]

Podcasts: Stalin’s Gulag at War

Filed under: Gulag,Knowledge mobilization — Wilson Bell at 4:41 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2019  Tagged , , ,

Not directly related to the 44 Lenin Avenue project, but just another brief research update: So far, I’ve taken part in two podcasts related to my book,¬†Stalin’s Gulag at War¬†(UTP, 2019). Sean Guillory of the SRB Podcast interviewed me in February. I’ve known Sean since we were both doing our doctoral research in Moscow in […]

Resurrecting this Blog!

Filed under: Conferences & Presentations,Knowledge mobilization — Wilson Bell at 8:28 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019  Tagged , ,

So, it has been a while… I was very active on this blog for the first year or so of the 44 Lenin Avenue project, but as it came time to complete the finishing touches on my book, as well as getting bogged down by various other aspects of my job, I have not had […]

Research progress

Filed under: Conferences & Presentations,Gulag,Knowledge mobilization — Wilson Bell at 5:56 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018  Tagged , , ,

It has been awhile since I’ve posted, here. Just a quick update, and perhaps I’ll make some of these items into larger posts: My first publication based on the 44 Lenin Avenue project came out in January: Wilson T. Bell, “Tomsk regional identity and the legacy of the Gulag and Stalinist repression,” in Edith Clowes, […]