Events at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture


Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Conversations about Brodsky

Conversations about Brodsky: 25 years after Joseph Brodsky's death

Sunday, February 28th, 2021, 11 AM-12 PM EST

Cathy Ciepiela and Polina Barskova in conversation with Christopher Benfey, Sven Birkets, and Jonathan Galassi.

You can register for this event here:


Thursday, March 11th, 2021, 12 PM-1 PM EST

A conversation with Anna Narinskaya about the new Brodsky museum in St. Petersburg.

Please register for the event here:

Friday, May 7th, 2021, 1 PM-2 PM EST

A conversation with Glyn Maxwell about his new translation of Brodsky's poetry.

Registration info to come.

All events will be broadcast via zoom.

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Russian Travelogues Series Launch

A (Virtual) Book Launch of Egor Kovalevsky’s A Journey to Inner Africa (2020), the first title in the Russian Travelogues series from Amherst College Press

Unfortunately, the event scheduled on March 4, 2021—the Russian Travelogues Series Launch—is canceled. We hope to reschedule an event celebrating the series later this semester. Readers interested in the volume can still access it for free at the site listed below.

Anna Aslanyan (independent journalist and translator), volume translator

Sergey Glebov (Smith College/Amherst College), series editor of Russian Travelogues

Mukaram Hhana, co-author of the introduction to the volume

David McDonald (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Readers interested in the volume can read and download it free of charge here:
(Full access to the book is made possible by Amherst College Press and Fulcrum; print copies are also available for purchase via the link above)