Mark D Steinberg

 Mark Steinberg

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Biography

Mark Steinberg's research focuses on the city, revolutions, emotions, violence, space, and utopia. His books include Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale, 2001); Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell, 2002); Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia, ed. with Heather Coleman (Indiana, 2006); A History of Russia, with Nicholas Riasanovsky (Oxford, 9th edition, 2018); Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies, ed. with Catherine Wanner (Indiana, 2008); Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii na rubezhe XIX - XX vekov,  ed. with Boris Kolonitskii (St. Petersburg, Evropeiskii dom, 2009); Petersburg Fin de Siècle (Yale, 2011); and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford, 2017). He was the editor of Slavic Review  from 2006 to 2013. He is currently working on two new book projects: "Russian Utopians" and "The Crooked and the Straight in the City: Morality and Everyday Life in Odessa, Bombay, and New York City, 1919-1939."

Research Interests

  • Russia, cities, revolutions, emotions, and utopia

Education

  • PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Selected Publications

Books

Steinberg, Mark D The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 Oxford Oxford University Press 2017.
Steinberg, Mark D, and Nicholas V. Riasanovsky History of Russia, 9th edition New York Oxford University Press 2018.
Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe edited by Mark Steinberg, edited by Valeria Sobol. Edited by Mark Steinberg, Edited by Valeria Sobol, Northern Illinois University Press DeKalb 2011.
Steinberg, Mark D Petersburg Fin de Siecle New Haven Yale University Press 2011.
Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii edited by Mark Steinberg, edited by Boris Kolonitskii. Edited by Mark Steinberg, Edited by Boris Kolonitskii, St. Petersburg Evropeiskii dom 2009.
Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies edited by Mark Steinberg, edited by Catherine Wanner. Edited by Mark Steinberg, Edited by Catherine Wanner, Bloomington Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Indiana U Press 2008.
Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia edited by Mark Steinberg, edited by Heather Coleman. Edited by Mark Steinberg, Edited by Heather Coleman, Bloomington Indiana U Press 2007.
Steinberg, Mark D A History of Russia from Peter the Great to Gorbachev. A 36-lecture video/audio course Teaching Company 2003.
Steinberg, Mark D Voices of Revolution, 1917 New Haven Yale University Press 2003.
Steinberg, Mark D Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 Ithaca Cornell University Press 2002.
Steinberg, Mark D, and Vladimir Khrustalev The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution New Haven Yale University Press 1995.
Cultures in Flux: Lower-Class Values, Practices, and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia edited by Mark Steinberg, edited by Stephen Frank. Edited by Mark Steinberg, Edited by Stephen Frank, Princeton Princeton U Press 1994.
Steinberg, Mark D Moral Communities: The Culture of Class Relations in the Russian Printing Industry Berkeley University of California Press 1992.

Book Contributions

Emotions History in Eastern Europe Doing Emotions History Emotions History in Eastern Europe 2013.
Blood in the Air: Everyday Violence in the Experience of the Petersburg Poor, 1905-1917 Spaces of the Poor: Perspectives of Cultural Sciences on Urban Slum Areas and Their Inhabitants Blood in the Air: Everyday Violence in the Experience of the Petersburg Poor, 1905-1917 2013.
Steinberg, Mark D “Feeling Modern on the Russian Street: From Desire to Despair" The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience “Feeling Modern on the Russian Street: From Desire to Despair" Routledge 2017.
  • Russia’s world-changing revolution came 100 years ago this November, but our view of it has been shaped by the repression and massive death that came in its wake, as well as by decades of Russian-U.S. conflict. History professor Mark Steinberg is taking a fresh look at the events of 1917, both in a book on the revolution and through a series of talks this fall, including stops in Moscow and at the Chicago Humanities Festival.