Join Northeastern University Graduate Students James Robinson and Kyra Millard as we discuss the 19th Century Russian-Bulgarian Diplomatic History with newly minted PhD Mikhail Rekun. How did Pan-Slavism influence how Russian diplomats treated the newly independent Bulgaria? Dr. Rekun talks about his research adventures in the Bulgarian and Russian archives. He also touches on writing his dissertation and defending it. How does Diplomatic History fit into World History?
(And because we don’t always broadcast in the order in which we record, this is indeed Episode 5).
News Items Discussed:
- Tsarist Russia and Balkan Nationalism: Russian Influence in the Internal Affairs of Bulgaria and Serbia, 1879-1886 by Charles Jelavich (1958)
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg