University of Wisconsin–Madison

David McDonald

Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History

dmmcdon1@wisc.edu

608.263.0489

Office: 5134 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5025 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00-2:00, Thursdays 2:00-4:00, or by appointment

David McDonald


Biography

My specialization is Russian to 1917. My research and teaching interests include the History of Imperial Russia (1649-1917); social, intellectual, political and diplomatic.

Education

Ph.D., Columbia
M.A., Toronto
B.A., Toronto

Books

Selected Publications

  • “Dreams of Dukhoboriia: The Russian Revolution and Canada’s Dukhobors,” forthcoming in M. Neuberger, C. Chatterjee, S. Marks and S. Sabol, The Wider Arc of Revolution [working title of volume in series Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914- 1922 (Slavica Publishers).
  • “Sport History and the Historical Profession,” in R. Edelman et alii, eds., The Oxford Handbook to Sport History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 61-78.
  • “The State, Domestic Factors and the World Outside, 1700-2005,” in Robert Legvold, ed., Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century & the Shadow of the Past (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007): 145-205

Advisor To

History Courses

  • History 120 – Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present – Syllabus 2009 (pdf)
  • History 200 – Historical Studies
  • History 253 – Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey
  • History 417 – History of Russia to 1801, The Making of Modern Russia – Syllabus 2018 (pdf)
  • History 418 – History of Russia – Syllabus 2012 (pdf)
  • History 420 – Russian Social and Intellectual History
  • History 600 – Women in Imperial Russia
  • History 600 – Major League Baseball & American Society since World War II – Syllabus 2018 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Imperial Russia 1649-1917
  • History 680/690 – Honors Thesis Colloquium History 825 – Europe & the Coming of the Great War
  • History 849 – Russia and the World 1815-2005
  • History 849 – Imperial Russia 1649-1917