Professor Marshall Poe comes to the University of Iowa History department from a position with The Atlantic Media Company, where he conducted strategic business research and wrote articles for The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Prior to that, Professor Poe taught Russian, European, Eurasian, and World History at Harvard, Columbia, and New York University. He is a co-founder and former editor of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. His interests focus on Russian history, world history, and the use of new media in historical research. Professor Poe received his PhD in History from University of California, Berkeley, in 1991.
The Hive, The Atlantic monthly (2006)
Can thousands of Wikipedians be wrong? How an attempt to build an online encyclopedia touched...
Was Ivan the Terrible Really ‘Terrible’? (or, Why We Should Build an Memory Archive), Kuro5hin (2005)
A New Publishing Model for Academic History, Perspectives: The Newsletter of the American Historical Association (2002)
Foreign Descriptions of Muscovy: An Analytic Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, History Publications (2008)
The Present State of Russia In a Letter to a Friend at London; Written by an Eminent Person residing at the Great Czars (with Samuel Collins), History Publications (2008)
The Public Face of Private Life: the Family-Presentation Ritual in Muscovite Russia, Everyday Life in Old Russia (2008)
This essay concerns a common rite of conviviality among the seventeenth-century Muscovite elite — the...
The Sexual Life of Muscovites: Evidence from the Foreign Accounts, Russian History/Histoire Russe (2008)
Absolutism and the New Men of Seventeenth-Century Russia, Modernizing Muscovy: Reform and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century Russia (2004)
New books in history
Russell Martin, "A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage in Early Modern Russia" (with Russell Martin), New Books in History (2012)
You probably know the story about the king who issues a call for the most...
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, "The Massacre in Jedwabne, July 10, 1941: Before, During, After" (with Marek Jan Chodakiewicz), New Books in History (2012)
On July 10, 1941, Poles in the town of Jedwabne together with some number of...
Astrid M. Eckert, "The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War" (with Astrid M. Eckert), New Books in History (2012)
At the end of World War II, the Western Allies seized pretty much every official...
Jennifer Hall-Witt, "Fashionable Acts: Opera and Elite Culture in London, 1780-1880" (with Jennifer Hall-Witt), New Books in History (2012)
When I was young I liked to go to bars, especially bars where bands were...
Jennifer Guglielmo, "Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City" (with Jennifer Guglielmo), New Books in History (2012)
There is exactly one strong woman in the movie "The Godfather," and she's not Italian....
The Unfree World: What the Demise of Soviet Communism Can Teach Us About the Prospect for Democracy in Iraq (with Jen Joynt), The Atlantic monthly (2004)
The Other Gender Gap: Maybe Boys Just Weren't Meant for the Classroom, The Atlantic monthly (2004)
A House Divided, Aladdin (2009)
A graphic novel for young people on the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Little Rock Nine, Aladdin (2008)
A graphic novel for young people on the integration of the Little Rocks schools in...
Sons of Liberty, Aladdin (2008)
A graphic novel for young people on the coming of the American Revolution.