About

Hi. I’m Joan Neuberger. I’ve been teaching Modern Russian History at The University of Texas at Austin since 1990. You can see the courses I teach here. My research focuses on Russian culture, especially the politics of the arts. I’ve just completed a book on Sergei Eisenstein’s great, unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible. It will be published by Cornell University Press in 2018. You can find my publications on Eisenstein (and everything else) here.

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I’m also the Editor of the public history website, Not Even PastWe post book reviews and articles about the history of peoples and regions all over the world. We want to make great history writing from UT Austin available and accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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A spin-off of Not Even Past is our popular history podcast series called 15 Minute History.  You can find it here or you can subscribe to it on iTunesU. 15 Minute History was the #1 ranked podcast on all of iTunesU for an entire year after October 2013. It has been the #1 ranked History podcast for much of the time since. We have more than 80,000 subscribers.

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You can learn more about me and my work here on the AHA Spotlight page or here on the UT History Department page.

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Header Photo: Friendship of the Peoples fountain, VDNKh, Moscow. Architect: K.T. Toporidze (1954, Photo 2012)

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