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Associate Professor Alex Trapeznik

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Room 2S12, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8641
Email alexander.trapeznik@otago.ac.nz
 

Academic Qualifications

1995: PhD (ANU)
1988: MA (Tas)
1981: DipHum (La Trobe)
1979: GDipMusStud (PCAE)
1978: BA (La Trobe)
 

Research Interests

Associate Professor Alexander Trapeznik teaches courses in Russian History, World History and Public History. His research interests include the role of revolutionary ideology, social and political movements and class conflict in nineteenth and twentieth century Russia. In relation to New Cold War History his work in this area seeks to reinterpret the Comintern’s position in an international and national context. Finally, in the burgeoning field of Public History he is particularly interested in historical and cultural heritage management issues in New Zealand.

Alex's latest book, "Dunedin's Warehouse Precinct" is now available. Dunedin’s warehouse district is a newly rediscovered treasure and this richly illustrated, freely downloadable e-book explores the history of this fascinating part of Dunedin.

 
Courses Taught

HiST102 The Global Twentieth Century
HIST217 Russia: Reform to Revolution
HIST301 Modern Russia and the Soviet Union
HIST412 The Russian Revolutionary Movement
 

Research Profile

Associate Editor (History) New Zealand Slavonic Journal
Editorial Advisory Board Public History Review
 

 

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Publications

Trapeznik, A. (2017). New Zealand, local history in. In A. H. Wilson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of local history. (3rd ed.) (pp. 505-507). Lanham, MD: Rowman & LIttlefield. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Trapeznik, A. (2017, May). Dunedin adopts and adapts to the motor car 1901-1930. University Club Lecture, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Invited Presentation].

Trapeznik, A. (2016). A brief history of Dunedin jewellers in New Zealand since the Gold Rush. Jewellery Studies, 3, 3-12.

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2016). Laying the Victorians to rest: Funerals, memorials, and the funeral business in nineteenth-century Otago. Australian Economic History Review, 56(3), 317-336. doi: 10.1111/aehr.12096

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2016). Accommodating the motor car: Dunedin, New Zealand, 1901-30. Journal of Transport History. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022526616682367

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

Trapeznik, A. (2001). "Rasputin. The Last Word" by Edvard Radzinsky. History Now. Christchurch: Department of History, University of Canterbury.

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Review of The Modernisation of Russia 1676-1825 by S. Dixon. History Now.

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Authored Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2014). Dunedin's warehouse precinct. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 187p.

Trapeznik, A. (2007). V. M. Chernov: Theorist, leader, politician. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 185p.

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Edited Book - Research

Trapeznik, A., & Fox, A. (Eds.). (2004). Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 248p.

Trapeznik, A. (Ed.). (2000). Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 170p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2017). New Zealand, local history in. In A. H. Wilson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of local history. (3rd ed.) (pp. 505-507). Lanham, MD: Rowman & LIttlefield. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Trapeznik, A., & Fox, A. (2004). Introduction: Lenin's legacy down under. In A. Trapeznik & A. Fox (Eds.), Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. (pp. 9-12). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Trapeznik, A. (2004). 'Grandfather, parents and little brother': A study of centre-periphery relations. In A. Trapeznik & A. Fox (Eds.), Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. (pp. 57-72). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Introduction. In A. Trapeznik (Ed.), Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. (pp. 9-12). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

McLean, G., & Trapeznik, A. (2000). Public history, heritage and place. In A. Trapeznik (Ed.), Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. (pp. 13-24). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Trapeznik, A. (1996). Albert Francis Grenda. In J. Ritchie (Ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography. (pp. 329). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Trapeznik, A. (2013). New Zealand, local history in. In C. Kammen & A. H. Wilson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Local History. (2nd ed.) (pp. 410-412). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2016). A brief history of Dunedin jewellers in New Zealand since the Gold Rush. Jewellery Studies, 3, 3-12.

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2016). Accommodating the motor car: Dunedin, New Zealand, 1901-30. Journal of Transport History. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022526616682367

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2016). Laying the Victorians to rest: Funerals, memorials, and the funeral business in nineteenth-century Otago. Australian Economic History Review, 56(3), 317-336. doi: 10.1111/aehr.12096

Trapeznik, A. (2014). The manufacturing process of samovar production in Tula. International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, 84(2), 274-293.

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2013). 'Each in his narrow cell for ever laid': Dunedin's Southern Cemetery and its New Zealand counterparts. Public History Review, 20, 42-67.

Trapeznik, A., & Cosgrove, A. (2012-2013). Contemporary Dunedin jewellers: Kobi Bosshard and Tony Williams. Journal of New Zealand Art History, 33, 60-72.

Neill, L., Duerr, E., & Trapeznik, A. (2012). The contested White Lady: A critique of New Zealand cultural heritage politics. Public History Review, 19, 43-62.

Trapeznik, A. (2012). Samovars: The art of Tula metal workers. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 46, 91-107.

Trapeznik, A. (2011). On the waterfront: The historic waterfront precinct, Dunedin, New Zealand. Public History Review, 18, 65-82.

Trapeznik, A. (2009). ″Agents of Moscow″ at the dawn of the Cold War: The Comintern and the Communist Party of New Zealand. Journal of Cold War Studies, 11(1), 124-149.

Trapeznik, A. (2009). The state as an agent of industrial development: The Tula Imperial Armaments Factory in Russia. Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 22, 549-573. doi: 10.1080/13518040903355786

Trapeznik, A. (2007). New Zealand and Russia in a changing world: A multifaceted perspective. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 41, 113-116.

Jamieson, N. J., & Trapeznik, A. (2007). A legislative (logico-linguistic) analysis of the common law components of the Russian constitution. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 16(2), 431-490.

Trapeznik, A. (2006). New Zealand's perceptions of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Revolutionary Russia, 19(1), 63-77.

Trapeznik, A. (2006). Introduction. Public History Review, 13, 1-3. Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/phrj

Trapeznik, A. (2005). Foreign intervention from 'down under' during Russia's civil war. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 39, 150-174.

Trapeznik, A., & Deed, S. (2004). The Dunedin harbourside: Case study of a historic landscape. Public History Review, 11, 80-99.

Trapeznik, A. (2001). V. M. Chernov, Terrorism and the Azef Affair. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 101-112.

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Worker unrest in late nineteenth century Russia: Tula, a case study. Social History, 25(1), 22-43.

Trapeznik, A. (1999). New Zealand materials held in Moscow's archives. Archifacts, (October), 10-17.

Trapeznik, A. (1998). Class relations and capitalist development in Tula. Australian Slavonic & East European Studies, 12(2), 83-103.

Trapeznik, A. (1997). Heritage and public history in New Zealand. Public History Review, 5 /6, 62-77.

Trapeznik, A. (1997). V M Chernov, marxism and the agrarian question. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 41-65.

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Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2011). The Socialist alternative to Bolshevik Russia: The Socialist Revolutionary Party, 1921-1939. Revolutionary Russia, 24(2), 223-224. doi: 10.1080/09546545.2011.618302

Trapeznik, A. (2011). Perceptive insight into the past: The rise of the laboratory in nineteenth-century Russian medicine [Review of the book The Imperial Laboratory: Experimental physiology and clinical medicine in post-Crimean Russia]. Metascience, 20, 135-137. doi: 10.1007/s11016-010-9486-0

Trapeznik, A. (2008). [Review of the book Through the maelstrom: A Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945]. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 42, 169.

Trapeznik, A. (2006). [Review of the book Friends or foes? The United States and Soviet Russia, 1921-1941]. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 40, 224.

Trapeznik, A. (2003). New Zealand and the Great Northern Bear. Welcome to the Hocken, 44, 1-4.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Trapeznik, A. (2001). Why do we preserve the past? New Zealand Historic Places, 80, 37.

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Other Research Output

Trapeznik, A. (2017, May). Dunedin adopts and adapts to the motor car 1901-1930. University Club Lecture, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Invited Presentation].

Trapeznik, A. (2015, November). Dunedin's warehouse precinct. The Caversham Lecture Series, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Invited Lecture].

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Other - Edited Journal

Trapeznik, A. (Ed.). (2006). Public History Review: Conflicted Heritage, 13, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/phrj. [Journal Editor].

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