Ann Kleimola

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Professor Emeritus of History History akleimola1@unl.edu (402) 472-2414
JOINED THE DEPARTMENT

1972

Professor Kleimola's work focuses on Russian society and culture. Recent research has been devoted to the art and architecture of the Russian North (especially the Vologda and Arkhangel'sk provinces), current issues of historic preservation and restoration, dynastic politics in the era of Ivan IV, and the role of the veneration of the Kazan' icon of the Mother of God in Russian culture. Several of her recent articles explore the Russian experience as part of the emerging field of human-animal bonds and the history of applied animal behavior.

TEACHING

History 100 Western Civilization to 1715
History 225 Women in History
History 261 Russia to the Era of Catherine the Great
History 262 Russia since 1801
History 288 Introduction to Historical Methods
History 362 Eastern Europe and the Balkans Since 1815
History 462 Recent Russia
History 931 Reading and Problems in Early Modern European History
History 932 Seminar in Early Modern European History
History 250 The Historian’s Craft

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
  • Laureate Socius Honoris Causa, of ELTE (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem/ Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, May 2012.
  • Support from Russian Center at Illinois each summer Faculty Development Leave, Fall 2007 NEH Institute on Russian Art and Architecture, Summer 1994.
BOOKS
  • Justice in Medieval Russia: Muscovite Judgment Charters (Pravye Gramoty) of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1975.
  • Russian Private Law XIV XVII Centuries, trans. and ed. H. W. Dewey and A. M. Kleimola, Michigan Slavic Materials No. 9 (Ann Arbor, 1973).
  • The Zakon sudnyj ljudem (Court Law for the People), translation with introduction and commentary by H. W. Dewey and A. M. Kleimola, Michigan Slavic Materials No. 14. Ann Arbor, 1977.
  • Studies in Early and Modern Russian History and Literature: Festschrift in Honor of H. W. Dewey's Sixtieth Birthday, ed. with J. V. A. Fine, Jr. Russian History, VII, Nos. 1 2, 1980. 
  • A. A. Zimin. Soviet Studies in History, XX, No. 2, Fall 1981.
  •  Culture and Identity in Muscovy, 1359-1584, ed. A. M. Kleimola and G. D. Lenhoff. Moscow, 1997.
  •  The Book of Royal Degrees and the Genesis of Russian Historical Consciousness/”Stepennaia kniga tsarskogo rodosloviia” i genesis russkogo istoricheskogo soznaniia, ed. Gail Lenhoff and Ann Kleimola. Bloomington, 2011.
ARTICLES
  • “The Icon as Open Book: Reflections of North Russian Culture,” Festschrift in Honor of Norman W. Ingham [Russian History/Histoire Russe 33, nos. 2/3/4 (2006)].
  • “A Century of Reappraisals: The Severnye Pis’ma and the ‘Uncovering’ of a Vologda School of Icon Painting,” Regional’nye shkoly russkoi istoriografii: Ruszisztikai Könyvek XVIII (2007).
  • “Regulating Icon Painters in the Era of the Ulozhenie: Evidence from the Russian North,” Festschrift in Honor of Richard Hellie, Part I [Russian History/Histoire Russe 34, nos. 1-4 (2007)]
  • “Icon-Painting in the Russian North: Evidence from the Antonievo-Siiskii Monastery,” in Rude & Barbarous Kingdom Revisited: Essays in Russian History and Culture in Honor of Robert O. Crummey, ed. Chester S. L. Dunning, Russell E. Martin and Daniel Rowland (Bloomington, Indiana, 2008).
  • “The Icon of the Kazan’ Mother of God: The Muscovite Origins of a Russian Palladium,” in Gosudarstvo i natsiia v Rossii i Tsentral’no-vostochnoi Evrope: Ruszisztikai Könyvek XXII (Budapest, 2009).
  • “A Legacy of Kindness: V. L. Durov’s Revolutionary Approach to Animal Training,” in Other Animals: Beyond the Human in Russian Culture and History, ed. Amy Nelson and Jane Costlow (Pittsburgh, 2010).
  • “Konnye obrazy,” in Mesto Rossii v Evrope i Azii: Sbornik nauchnykh trudov (Budapest-Moscow, 2010; reprinted in The Place of Russia in Europe and Asia [East European Monographs No. DCCLXIX] (Boulder, CO, 2010).
  • “Hunting for Dogs in Seventeenth-Century Rus’,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, no. 3 (Summer 2010); also published in Everyday Life in Russian History: Quotidian Studies in Honor of Daniel Kaiser, ed. Gary Marker, Joan Neuberger, Marshall Poe, and Susan Rupp (Bloomington, IN, 2010).
  • “Ivan IV and the Staritskie: Post-Modern Narratives from a Pre-Modern State,” in The Book of Royal Degrees and the Genesis of Russian Historical Consciousness/ “Stepennaia kniga tsarskogo rodosloviia” i genesis russkogo istoricheskogo soznaniia (Bloomington, IN, 2011).
  • “Power, Sainthood, and the Art of Myth,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, no. 4 (Fall 2011).
  • “’I will not listen to my mother’: Vladimir Staritskii’s Oaths of 1554,” in Rusistika Ruslana Skrynnikova. Sbornik statei pamiati professor R. G. Skrynnikova, v chest’ ego 80-letiia, ed. Dzh. Svaka and I. O. Tiumentsev (Budapest-Volgograd, 2011).
  • “The Paradoxes of Kozheozero,” Russian History, vol. 39, nos. 1-2 (2012)
  • “Ni pes ni vyzhlets ni gonchaia sobaka: Images of Dogs in Rus’,” in Dubitando: Studies in History and Culture in Honor of Donald Ostrowski, ed. Brian Boeck, Russell E. Martin, and Daniel Rowland (Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2012).
  • “Karamzin, Ivan the Terrible, and Rousseau’s Ideal of the Virtuous Woman,” in Istorik i mir—mir istorika v Rossii i Tsentral’no-vostochnoi Evrope [Ruszisztikai Könyvek XXXVI] (Budapest: Russica Pannonicana, 2012).
  • “Mistakes Were Made: Text and Image in the Illuminated Chronicle’s Account of the Staritskii Rebellion” (to appear in an anthology on the Litsevoi letopisnyi svod edited by Reinhard Froetschner) 
  • “The Road to Beloozero: Ivan IV’s Reconciliation with the ‘Devil in a Skirt’” (to appear in Russian History).
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED LECTURES
  • “The Amazing Popularity of the Kazan’ Icon of the Mother of God, 1579-1990s,” UCLA Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, February 2008.
  • “Canine Culture in Muscovy,” Eleventh Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2008.
  • “The Growth of Veneration for the Kazan’ Icon of the Mother of God in Muscovite and Imperial Russia,” Conference on Muscovite Politics and Ideology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, May 2008.
  • “The Diplomatic Mission of a Soldier: Mariia Bochkareva in the United States, 1918,” Invited lecture in series We the Dead, National World War I Museum, February 2009.
  • “Ivan IV and the Staritskie: Dynastic Tensions,” Conference on “The Book of Royal Degrees and Russian Historical Consciousness,” UCLA, February 2009.
  • “The Mysteries of the Dmitrov Ceramics,” Twelfth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2009.
  • “Ceramic Production in Moscow?” University of Illinois Summer Research Lab, June 2009.
  • Panel proposal, “Of Stones and Bones,” accepted for program of AAASS National Convention, November 2009.
  • "Images of Dogs in Rus’,” AAASS National Convention, November 2009.
  • “The Trials and Tribulations of a Provincial Convent,” UCLA Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, February 2010.
  • “Convent, Cossacks, and Local Community: A Tangled Social Relationship,” Thirteenth Midwest Medieval Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2010.
  • "A Haven for Women on Muscovy’s Southern Frontier,” Conference on Russian State and Society, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, May 2010.
  • "Canine Images in Russian Iconography,” Workshop on Slavic Society and Culture, University of Illinois, Summer 2010.
  • “Dogs in Early Rus’,” Experiences of Everyday Life in Russian History: A Conference in Honor of Daniel Kaiser, Grinnell College, October 2010.
  • “The Puzzles of Kozheozero,” UCLA Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, February 2011.
  • “Poonezh’e: Survival of a Regional Culture,” British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies annual convention, Cambridge, April 2011.
  • “Monastic Icon Donations,” Fourteenth Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2011.
  • “The Otechestvo Iconography,” Summer Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, June 2011.
  • “The Staritskie: Portraits of a Family,” Conference on Die Illustrierte Chronikhandschrift des Zaren Ivan IV. Groznyj, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, December 2011.
  • “Another Fine Kettle of Fish,” UCLA Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, February 2012.
  • “Richard Hellie Redux: The Muscovite Elite Diet,” Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2012.
  • “Karamzin’s Formulation of the Role of Women in Muscovite Dynastic History,” Conference on Russian Historians and Their Role, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, May 2012.
  • “Provisions for Kormy,” University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory, June 2012.
  • “The Appeal of Solitude: Paradoxes of Russian Orthodox ‘Desert Monasticism,’” UNL Russian Club, September 2012.
  • “A D’iak Builds a Church,” UCLA Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, February 2013.
  • “Death and Taxes: The Afterlife of Ivan Kononov syn Alfer’ev,” University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory, June 2013.

CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1970
M.A., University of Michigan, 1966
B.A. summa cum laude with honors in history, Olivet College, 1965

EXPERTISE

Russia and Eastern Europe, Women's History, Human-Animal Bonds