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Valerie Kivelson

Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History

Office Location(s): 2743 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.763.2049
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Medieval and early modern Russia
    • history of cartography
    • history of witchcraft
    • religion
    • political culture
    • history and the visual
    • comparative empires
    • violence and visuality
  • About

    Selected Publications:

    Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.

    Witchcraft Casebook:  Magic in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, 15th-21st Centuries, (edited volume). Russian History/Histoire russe vol. 40, nos. 3-4 (2013) (guest editor).

    Kartografiia tsarstva: Zemlia i ee znacheniia v XVII-m v. (Russian translation of Cartographies of Tsardom). Moscow: NLO, 2012.

    The New Muscovite Cultural History:  A Collection in Honor of Daniel B. Rowland. Co-edited with Karen Petrone, Nancy Shields Kollmann, and Michael Flier. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2009.

    Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture. Ed. with Joan Neuberger. Yale University Press, 2008.

    Cartographies of Tsardom:  The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006. Winner of the 2007 Heldt Prize from the Association of Women in Slavic Studies and 2007 Bainton History and Theology Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988
  • Awards
    • 2014 Michigan Humanities Award (winter term)
    • 2009-10 Steelcase Research Professor and Fellow, U-M Institute for the Humanities