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Kevin Kain

Kevin Kain
Senior Lecturer
Office
SA 263
Phone
(920) 465-2180
Email
kaink@uwgb.edu

Series co-editor

With Wolfram von Scheliha and Vera Tchentsova) Studies in Rus Harrassowitz Publishers Wiesbaden, Germany (2014-present)

Current Projects

  • With Wolfram von Sheliha, The Moscow Patriarchate: Power, Belief, Image and Legitimacy (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017)
  • "The Life of the Parsuna "Patriarch Nikon with Clergy in Nineteenth Century Russian Culture" in Kevin M. Kain and Wolfram von Sheliha eds., The Moscow Patriarchate: Power, Belief, Image and Legitimacy (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017)
  • "Russian New Jerusalem: Prototypes and Images" Caheirs du Monde Russee 56 (2016)

Publications Forthcoming (Essays)

  • With Wolfram von Sheliha, "The Moscow Patriarchate (1589-1721): Power, Belief, Image and Legitimacy: A Review Article" Modern Greek Studies Yearbook No. 30 (2016)
  • "Working among the Pagans: Questions of Kirka (ca. 1130-1156)" in Theofanis G. Stavrou and Bryn Geffert eds. Eastern Orthodox Christianity: A Documentary History& Reader (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016)
  • "Abbots and Artifacts: The Creation of National Identity at Resurrection "New Jerusalem" Monastery in Nineteenth-Century Russia" in Ines Angeli-Muzaka ed., Monasticism in Eastern Europe (New York: Routledge, 2016)
  • "Deacon Feodor Ivanov as a Follower of Iosif Volotsky" in Valeria Nollan, David Goldfrank, and Patrick Viscuso. eds. Honor to the Father: Eastern Christian Authority and reform before and after IosifVolotsky (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016)
  • With Janet Reilly, Joanne Dolan and Gaurav Bansal, "What are the best ways to build community and foster engagement in online courses?" in David Voelker and Regan Gurung Eds. The Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016)

Publications (Books)

  • With Ekaterina Levintova, From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of Upbringing, andLife of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)

Publications (Book Chapters and Articles)

  • "The Sacred Waters of the ‘Holy Lake’ Valdai: A Wellspring of Hierotopic Activities in the Reign of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich" in Alexei Lidov ed. Zivnostyi istochnik voda v ierotopii I ikonografii khristianskogo mira (Moscow: Filigran, 2014) 152-176.
  • "Before New Jerusalem: Patriarch Nikon’s Iverskii and Krestnyi Monasteries" Russian History 39 No. 1-2 (2012): 173-223.
  • "Reading the Early Soviets: Alexander S. Gumberg and the Collection, Translation, Exchange, and Preservation of Russian Print Matter (1917-1930)"SlavicandEastEuropeanInformationResourcesvol.12,no.1 (Spring 2011): 3-36
  • "Records from the NYPL Archive: L. B. Khavkina and Early Twentieth- Century Exchanges between the Kharkov and New York Public Libraries, in D. D. Rakntians’ka ed., Vid XIX do XXI st.: Transformatsiia bibliotek u Konteteksti Rozvitky Syspilstva: Do 125-richchia Kharkivskoi derzhavnoi naukoi biblioteli im. V. G. Kprolenka (Kharkiv: IRIS, 2011), 75-83.
  • "Account of Birth, Life, and Upbringing of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia: An Annotated Translation," Modern Greek Studies Yearbook No. 22-23 (2012) 17-47.
  • "Reading between the (Confessional) Lines: The Intersection of Old Believer Book and Russian Print Cultures" in Miranda Remnik, ed., The Space of the Book. Print Culture in the Russian Social
  • Imagination (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011), 165-200.
  • "A Comparative, Semiological and Iconographical Analysis of the Tales about Patriarch Nikon Inspired by the ‘Life of Kornilii’" in I. V. Pozdeeva, ed., Mir Staroobriadchestva vol. 6 (Iaroslavl, 2005), 141-168
  • "S. D. Miloradovich’s ‘Patriarch Nikon on Trial’ (1886-1917)" in G. M. Zelenskaia ed. Nikonovskie chteniia vol. 2 (Moscow, 2005), 132-139
  • "Obraz Patriarkha Nikona v rossiiskoi kulture: khudozhestvennye istochniki i elektronnye tekhnologii" ["Patriarch Nikon's Image in Russian Culture: Artistic Sources and Electronic Technologies,"] in L. I. Borodkin and V. N. Vladimirov, eds., Krug Idei vol. 8 (Moscow, 2003), 61-114
  • "Izobrazhenie patriarkha Nikona v iskusstve XVII-XIX vekov" ["Patriarch Nikon’s Image in Art in the XVII-XIX Centuries,"] in G. M. Zelenskaia, ed., Nikonovskie chteniia vol. 1 (Moscow, 2002), 82-87
  • "Patriarch Nikon's Image in Russian Culture: New Sources, New Technologies and New Possibilities," Informatsionnyi bulleten' assotsiatsii 'Istoriia i Komp’uter’ no. 30 (June 2002): 157-160

Book Reviews

  • Review of Orthodox Russia in Crisis. Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles by Isaiah Gruber (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012) Modern Greek Studies Yearbook No. 24 (2013)
  • Review of The Heart of Russia. Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society
  • after 1825 by Scott M. Kenworthy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) Canadian Slavonic Papers 54 (2011)
  • Review of Saint Sergius Radonezh, His Trinity Monastery, and the Formation of the Russian Identity by David Miller, (DeKalb: Northern IllinoisUniversity Press, 2010) Canadian Slavonic Papers 53 (2011)
  • Review of The Volokolamsk Paterikon. A Window on a MuscoviteMonastery by T. Allen Smith (Toronto: Toronto Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2008) Canadian Slavonic Papers 52 nos. 1-2 (March-June 2010) : 211-212
  • Review of Richard I. Lowenhertz: Konig, Kreuzritter, Abenteuer by Ulrike Kessler (Graz: Verlag Styria, 1995), Speculum 74 no. 2 (April 1999): 442-443.

Digital Resources

  • Contributor to the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens Web Exhibit "Beneath the Covers: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Russian Books," The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC (Forthcoming Spring 2016 )
  • "Visual Images of Patriarch Nikon: A Digital Gallery" in The Moscow Lomonosov State University Electronic Resources Library (September 2006)http://www.hist.msu.ru/ER/NIKON/index_e.html

Fellowships and Research Grants

  • With Wolfram von Sheleiha, Fritz, Thyssen Stiftung fur Wisssenschaftsfoerderung "Conference Grant," (Aug. 2012)23,000 Euros for "The Moscow Patriarchate (1589-1721): Power, Belief, Image and Legitimacy an International Interdisciplinary Conference" (Leipzig, Germany Sept. 19-20, 2013)
  • UWGB Grant in Aid of Research to present "The Sacred waters of the ‘Holy Lake’ Valdai: A wellspring of Hierotopic Activities in the Reign of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich" at the conference Zivnostyi istochnik voda v ierotopii i ikonografii khristianskogo mira Russian Academy of Arts Moscow, Russia (Jume 2014)
  • UWGB Grant in Aid of Research for project: "Reading the Reds: US-Soviet Literature Exchanges during the Inter-War Period (1917-33)" conducted in Moscow, Russia (Spring 2012)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute "America Engages Eurasia: Studies, Teaching and Resources," Columbia University (June 13 – July 1, 2011)
  • Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Short- term Research Grant, Washington, DC (August 2009)
  • UWGB Grant in Aid of Research for project "Seeing is Believing: Orthodox Visual Culture in the Construction and Contestation of Russian National Identity" conducted in Washington, DC (Spring 2009)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute "Sources of Russian and Soviet Visual Culture, 1860-1935: Study, Teaching and Education" The New York Public Library (June 21-July 12, 2008
  • US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia 2001-2002)
  • US Department of State (Title VIII) Research Associateship, University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe (2006, 2005, 2001)
  • All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award, Graduate College, Western Michigan University (2001)

Teaching Grants

  • UWGB 2013 – 2014 QM Recognition Grant (January 2016)
  • UWGB 2013 – 2014 QM Recognition Grant (Spring 2014)
  • UWGB Advanced Online Teaching Fellowship (January 2013)
  • University of Michigan Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies Curriculum Development Grant for "Central Asia and the Caucus Russian Frontiers Past and Present" (Ann Arbor, May 26-26, 2008)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Teaching Enhancement Grant 2007- 2008 for the project "Imaging the Past Through Visual Culture" (Spring 2007)

Teaching Recognition

  • UWGB Student Nominated Teaching Award Finalist 2013 UWGB Student Nominated Teaching Award (nominated) 2011
  • UWGB Provost’s Office Survey of Graduating Seniors about faculty who "Made my experience at UW-Green Bay special" (recognized 2011 and 2014)
  • Quality Matters Online Course Certification "Introduction to the Humanities II" (June 2015)
  • Quality Matters Online Course Certification "Foundations of Western Culture I (May 2014)
  • Quality Matters Online Course Certification "Foundations of Western Culture II (May 2013)

Invited Lectures

  • "Theoretical and Practical Issues Concerning Online Teaching: Experiences with the Quality Matters Program" Harvard University Extension School (November 25, 2013)
  • "Records from the NYPL Archive: L. B. Khavkina and Early Twentieth- Century Exchanges between the Kharkov and New York Public Libraries" Харьковская государственная научная библиотека им. В. Г. Короленко, Празднование 125 – летия библиотеки (Kharkov, Ukraine October, 2011) [Video presentation]
  • "The Biography of an Image: The ‘Life’ of the Parsuna Patriarch Nikon with Clergy in Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture The Harriman Institute, Columbia University (April 17, 2009)
  • "National Treasure: ''Ancient'' Orthodox Material Culture and Modern Russian Religious, Political and Visual Cultures" The Harriman Institute, Columbia University (February 10, 2009)
  • "Old Believer Hand-Written Books and New Digital Technologies" Fisher Forum Book Arts, Culture and Media in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: From Print to Digital. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (June 17-18, 2006)

Education: BA, History, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1990); MA, History, Appalachian State University (1995); Ph.D., History, Western Michigan University (2004)