Dr. Vera Kaplan

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Dr. Vera Kaplan
Phone: 03-6408202
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Office: Gilman-humanities, 471

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Dr. Vera Kaplan’s  research interests lie in the areas of cultural and social history and history of education in Russia. Dr. Kaplan has authored a number of chapters and articles on the history of Russian education as well as on educational policy and history teaching in contemporary Russia. She has co-edited two volumes entitled, The Teaching of History in Contemporary Russia: Trends and Perspectives (1999, with Pinchas Agmon and Liubov Ermolaeva) and Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects (2005, with Ben Eklof and Larry E. Holmes).

Dr. Kaplan recently completed a research project on voluntary associations in late imperial Russia. The project, supported by the Israel Science Foundation, focused on historical and educational societies, in particular on the Society of Zealots of Russian Historical Education, which was established in 1895 and remained active until 1918 (http://humanities.tau.ac.il/vera_kaplan_project/). She is currently preparing for publication a monograph presenting the results of this project. Her new research project, tentatively titled “Weathering the Revolution,” seeks to explore the life of the professional community of Russian historians across 1917.  Her first article on the topic,  “Weathering the Revolution: Patronage as a Strategy of Survival,” appeared in the Revolutionary Russia (Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013) and was included in the list of the ten most read articles of this journal.

 

Publications

BOOKS & MONOGRAPHS

 

  •  K tebe dusha izdaleka: Po vospominaniiam Rakheli Blekhman (Rachel Blechman’s life), Tel Aviv: Piles Studio Publisher, 2000.
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  •  Historians and Historical Societies in the Public Life of Imperial Russia (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017).
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EDITED BOOKS

 

  • with Pinchas Agmon and Liubov Ermolaeva (eds.), The Teaching of History in Contemporary Russia: Trends and Perspectives (Tel Aviv: Cummings Center, 1999).

 

  • with Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes  (eds.), Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects (London: Frank Cass/Routledge, 2005).
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REFEREED ARTICLES

 

  • “Education in Russia on the Eve of 1917” (in Russian: “Narodnoe obrazovanie v Rossii nakanune 1917 goda”), Institute of  Scientific Information in Social Science,  Academy of Science,  USSR,  18.06.1986,  no. 25582, (23 p.)
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  • “Petrograd Jews in 1917,” Shvut, Vol. 5, No. 21, 1997, pp. 81-95.
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  • “The Reform of Education in Russia and the Problem of History Teaching,” Education in Russia, the Independent States and Eastern Europe, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1999, pp. 3–19.
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  •  “A Dress Rehearsal for Cultural Revolution: Bolshevik Policy towards Teachers and Education between February and October, 1917,” History of Education, Special Issue:  Making Education Soviet, 1917–1953, Vol. 35, No. 4-5, July–September 2006, pp. 427–452.
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  • “‘Take this Waltz’: Comments on the ‘The School Waltz’: The Everyday Life of the Post-Stalinist Soviet Classroom by Catriona Kelly” Forum for Anthropology and Culture, No. 3, 2006, pp. 372-377.
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  • “The History of Reform in Russian Higher Education,” European Education, Issue: Higher Education in the Russian Federation (1), Vol. 39, No. 2, 2007, pp. 37–59.
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  • "The Vicissitudes of Socialism in Russian History Textbooks,” History and Memory, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2009, pp. 83–109.
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  •  “From Soslovie to Voluntary Associations: New Patterns of Collective Identities in Late Imperial Russia,” Cahiers du Monde russe, Vol. 51, No. 2–3, 2010, pp. 369–396 
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  • with Moshe Gammer, “Post-Soviet Narratives of   the Conquest of the Caucasus,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2013, pp. 26-46.
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  • “Weathering the Revolution: Patronage as a Strategy of Survival,” Revolutionary Russia, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013, pp. 97–127.
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  • “Recent Israeli Historiography of the 1917 Revolution(s),” Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016, pp.  65-88.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

  • “Social Status of Teachers in Russia (1900–1917)” (published in Russian: “Sotsial’noe polozhenie uchitelei Rossii,1900–1917”) in F.Z. Khodiachii (ed.), Pedagogical Intelligentsia: Social and Political Problems (Pedagogicheskaia intelligentsiia: sotsial’nye i politicheskie problemy) (Leningrad: LGPI, 1988), pp. 94–101.
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  • “Three Missives from 1919: From the History of Jewish Culture in Petrograd” (published in Russian: “Tri pis’ma iz 1919 goda: iz istorii evreiskoi kul’tury Petrograda”), in D.A. El’iashevich (ed.), Istoriia evreev v Rossii: Problemy istocnhikovedeniia i istoriografii: Sbornik  nauchnykh trudov (St. Petersburg, 1993), pp. 134–147. 
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  • “Bolshevik Activities among Petrograd’s Teachers in the Period of Transition from  Bourgeois-Democratic to Socialist Revolution” (published in Russian: “Rabota partii bol’shevikov sredi uchitelei Petrograda v period perekhoda ot burzhuazno-demokraticheskoi k sotsialisticheskoi revolutsii”), in O. N. Znamenskii (ed).,  Russia’s Working Class, Its Allies and Political Rivals in 1917(Rabochii klass, ego soiuzniki i politicheskie protivniki v 1917 godu) (Leningrad: Nauka, 1989), pp. 52–60.
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  •  “The ‘Jewish Tribune’ on Russia and Russian Jewry, Paris, 1920–1924” (published in Russian: “‘Evreiskaia tribuna’ o Rossii i russkom evreistve”), in Michael Parkhomovsky (ed.), Jews in the Culture of Russia Abroad (Evrei v kul’ture russkogo zarubezh’ia) (Jerusalem, 1993), pp. 167–180.
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  • with Boris Morozov, “Towards a Multiparty System, 1985–1993,” in Nurit Schleifman(ed.), Russia at a Crossroads:  History, Memory and Political Practice (London: Frank Cass, 1998), pp. 173-227.
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  •  “Die Überwindung der sozialistischen Vergangenheit in den rußländischen Schulbüchern der 90er Jahre: der ‘Sozialismus’ –Begriff im Wandel” (The Concept of Socialism in Russian History Textbooks), in Isabelle de Keghel & Robert Maier (eds.), Auf den Kehrichthaufen der Geschichte? Der umgang mit sozialistischen Vergangenheit, (Hannover: Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1999), pp. 115–131.
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  • “Introduction,” in Vera Kaplan, Pinchas Agmon and Liubov Ermolaeva (eds.), The Teaching of History in Contemporary Russia: Trends and Perspectives (Tel Aviv: Cummings Center, 1999), pp. 1–12.
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  •  “Alla ricerca di un cammino verso l’Europo: la dimensione europea nei testi di storia del XX  secolo della Russia” (Searching for a Path to Europe: The European Dimension in Russian History Textbooks), in Falk Pingel (ed.), Insegnare l’Europa: Concetti  e rappresentazioni  nei libri di testo europei (Torino: Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, 2003), pp. 369–400.
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  •  “State Policy and the Teaching of History in Post-Soviet Russia: Coming Full Circle?” in Martin Roberts (ed.), After the Wall: History Teaching in Europe Since 1989 (Hamburg: Koerber-Stiftung,  2004), pp. 252–259. 
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  •  “History Teaching in Post-Soviet Russia: Coping with Antithetical Traditions,” in Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes, Vera Kaplan (eds.), Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects (London: Frank Cass/Routledge, 2005), pp. 247–271.
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  •  “Historical Societies and the Projects for Historical Education” (published in Russian: “Istoricheskie obshchestva i ideia istoricheskogo prosveshcheniia”) in Alexander Dmitriev (ed.), Istoricheskaia kul’tura imperatorskoi Rossii: Formirovanie predstavlenii o proshlom (The Historical Culture of Imperial Russia: The Formation of Perceptions of the Historical Past) (Moscow: Vysshaia Shkola Ekonomiki, 2012), pp. 355–380 ).
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  • “From Formation to Civilization: the New Conceptual Language of Russian History Textbooks in Korine Amacher and Wladimir Berelowitch (eds.), Les représentations historiques et la réécriture du passé dans la Russie post- soviétique (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Academia-Bruylant, Publications de l’Institut européen de l’Université de Genève, 2013), pp. 145-170. 

 

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