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Through Professional Workshops, the Melikian Center is helping scholars develop a variety of valuable skills.

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Taking Knowledge Public - ASU Melikian Center - Professional Workshop in Public Scholarship - 10-12 AUG 2023.
ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for its second annual in-person workshop on multi-media methods in public scholarship , which will be held on ASU’s Tempe campus on August 10-12, 2023. Applications are invited from early-career scholars and practitioners (including advanced PhD and master’s students and recent graduates) with an interest in taking knowledge public. The workshop will provide participants with professional and technical support to effectively translate in-depth regional knowledge of Russia, Eurasia and East Europe to engage public and policy audiences. Download pdf

2022 Professional Workshop in Public Scholarship  

The Professional Workshop in Public Scholarship the Melikian Center hosted in September 2022 brought together ten graduate students and scholars from across the U.S., who share the interest of taking their knowledge public, to develop pieces to pitch as magazine articles, podcasts, K-12 lesson plans, short videos, and websites that drew from their particular regional expertise.  Additional workshops are in the works to provide similar hands-on opportunities in digital and multi-media storytelling, as well as a adapting scholarly research to inform policy makers. 


James Greene - - March/April 2023 - Masons at the Palette: Masters and Apprentices in the Russian Empire

Michael Kiel - - March 3, 2023 - Perspectives | Global environmentalism as a peacemaker in the South Caucasus

Spenser Warren - - February 26, 2023 - Is Russia Preparing for a Nuclear Weapons Test?

Anya Free [with Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager] - - October 27, 2022 - Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed 

Erica Glenn - - Fall 2022 - Music and Morale Among Ukrainian Refugees 

Jacob Lassin - - August 1, 2022 - How Literature Became a Weapon in Russia's Culture Wars


Claudia Lonkin is using ArcGIS to map African(-Americans) who traveled to the Soviet Union with results on a website forthcoming.