Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

FSEM 190   Ukraine & Eastern Europe in War & Peace
RestrictionsNo 2025 2024 2023 Instr perm req during Drop/Add
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

Faculty Profile for Professor Nemes

How can history help us make sense of the terrible war now being fought in Ukraine? Digging deep into the past, students unearth the tangled roots of today’s war and violence. But our exploration also reveals other, more hopeful realities about Eastern Europe: stories of resistance, coexistence, adaptation, and creativity. This course is open to all, and especially to students interested in history, Eastern Europe, migration, authoritarianism, and empires. Students who successfully complete this seminar will earn credit for a 100-level HIST course and satisfy one half of the social relations, institutions, and agents area of inquiry requirement.

Robert Nemes teaches courses in European and global history. He's recently visited Moscow and Kiev, and he's now writing a history of Budapest.