Philip Shashko

Professor Emeritus


PhD, University of Michigan, 1969
MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1961
BA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1960

Research Interests

Modern Balkan history and culture
Russian and Balkan political and intellectual movements
Folklore, local history

Teaching Areas

Russian/Soviet History; Southeast Europe; Undergraduate and Graduate methodology and historiography seminars
Graduate seminars on political, social and intellectual l history; Cold War; nationalism

Courses Offered

Hist 192 – Freshman Seminar
Hist 206 – Europe and the Modern World: 1815 to the Present
Hist 293 – Seminar on Historical Method: Theory and Approach
Hist 341 – Imperial Russia: From Despotism to the Bolshevik Revolution
Hist 343 – The Sovient Union: From Lenin to Gorbachev
Hist 399 – Honors Seminar
Hist 345 – The Modern Balkans: Nationalism, War, and Democracy
Hist 600 – Seminar in History: Nationalism; Cold War; The “Other” in Travelers’ Accounts
Hist 712 – Historiography and Theory of History
Hist 713 – Historical Research Methods
Hist 850 – Colloquium in European History
Hist 950 – Seminar in European History
Hist 965 – Seminar in Modern European Intellectual History
Hist 970 – Seminar in Modern European Political History

Other Activities

Member of the Executive Council of the American Association for Southeast European Studies, l975-l978
Vice President, Bulgarian Studies Association, 1974-1978
Member, Editorial Board, Urbanism Past and Present, 1976-1978
Managing Editor, responsible for Comparative Intellectual/Cultural Studies of Southeastern Europe/L’Europe du Sud Est, 1981-1998