Mara Kozelsky
Mara Kozelsky

Current Research

A collaboration with Russian language specialists, Dr. Nicholas Gossett and Ekaterina Zakharova, the CWTP makes the Russian experience of the Crimean War accessible to Anglophone students and scholars by translating key documents of the Crimean War from Russian into English.

  • F. K. Zatler in the Court of Public Opinion

Army veteran and military philosopher, Zatler organized Russian provisions during the Crimean War. He became a public scapegoat for larger systematic failures in Russia’s supply chain, and went to prison. He wrote his way to freedom with a multiple-volume study of food and war and went on to co-author Russia’s modern military reform.



Crimea in War and Transformation (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond.  DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Contributing co-editor with Lucien J. Frary, Russian-Ottoman Borderlands: the Eastern Question Reconsidered.  Madison: Wisconsin University Press 2014.

Contributing co-editor with Philip L. Kohl and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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HY 102  Western Civilization II
HY 246  History of the USSR
HY 337  History of Eastern Europe
HY 338  History of Russia
HY 401/501  History of Holy War, from Early Times to the Present
HY 442  Undergraduate Research Seminar: History of War in Russia        
HY 442  Undergraduate Research Seminar: History of Holy War        
HY 451    States, Nations, and Nationalism (W)    
HY 457/557  Stalin’s Russia            
HY 457/557  History of Eastern Christianity    
HY 540  Modern European Historiography
HY 542  World Historiography
HY 590  Europe and Empire