Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will explore religious change in global context in the sixteenth century, and compare these developments to the Reformation(s) in Western Europe
Dr. Joshua Sanborn, Lafayette College, will address the ways in which military operations and martial law transformed social and political life in Russia, first in
the borderlands and then in the empire as a whole. He will suggest that the war produced a crisis of decolonization,
complete with manifestations of state failure, social collapse, and, eventually, claims for national independence.
Spring History Film Series.