John D. Windhausen
Department of History
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
I am an emeritus historian at Saint Anselm College and my concentration is in the area of Russian culture and history. Currently, my research interests are in Soviet fine arts, and in Russian higher education in the 18th-19th centuries. More specifically, I have been studying those Soviet fine artists of the Stalin years who managed to work, at least somewhat, in an officially approved atmosphere. My studies have also included the professors at Moscow University during the first century of that institution's existence, 1755-1855.
Research Data about Russia. The following spreadsheet data contain information about my on-going research interests. This data may be used freely but please cite my web page address as the source. Corrections, additions, comments are most welcome. Further spreadsheet data may be supplied, along with bibliographical sources upon request.
The list of more than 400 Soviet artists describes those who worked in the years after "Socialist Realism" was formally adopted by the authorities in 1932 and who began their professional careers before the end of the Stalin era in 1953. More specifically, the list includes: a) those who fully accepted the prescriptions of what were labeled Socialist Realism; b) those whose works adhered to traditional "realism" in the school of Ilya Repin and happened roughly to coincide with the official school; c) those who were primarily identified with the experimental developments of the earlier period but whose later works reflected some accommodation with the demands of the Stalinist bureaucracy; d) those who works are primarily identified with dissident Soviet art but who sometimes produced works within the official guidelines; and e) those who worked for a while within the official milieu but later lost favor and privileges when they were censured.
Database of Professors at Moscow University for the first 100 years: 1755-1855. The list includes all who were appointed between the beginning of the university in 1755 and the centenary year of 1855. If they ended service after that time, their closing year is not included. Most of the material was gathered from three sources: Biograficheskii slovar' professorov i prepodavatelei Imperatorskago Moskovskago universiteta, 1755-1855, 2 vols. Moscow, 1855; A. Iu. Andreev, "Professora," Universitet dlya Rossii vzgliad na istoriiu kulturoi XVIII stoletiia, Moscow, 1997; Card catalogs of Moscow University and the Library of the Academy of Science in Leningrad, spring, 1990. Additional data comes from numerous English language sources such as: J. L. Black, Citizens for the Fatherland: Education, Educators, and Pedagogical Ideals in Eighteenth Century Russia, New York, 1979; Charles Thomas Evans, Count Sergi Stroganov and the Development of Moscow University, diss. University of Virginia, 1991; James Flynn, The University Reform of Tsar Alexander I, Washington, 1988; James C. McClelland, Autocrats and Academics: Education, Culture and Society in Tsarist Russia, Chicago and London, 1979.
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Some Favorite Web sites for Russian interests
One of the best all-purpose sites with links to materials about all the former Soviet and East European areas is at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russia and and East European Studies.
About myself: An abbreviated professional biography is located on our history faculty pages. Check here. For a complete list of my published interests check here.