Crime and Punishment at 150 (2016)

Crime and Punishment at 150 was an outreach program that celebrated Dostoevsky’s 1866 novel. The main event, a conference, took place October 20-22, 2016 at the University of British Columbia. Events happened online and on-site in various locations across Canada and the United Kingdom (

This program was made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, including: The University of British Columbia (including a Research Grant from the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies, two subsidized student research assistant positions from the Work Learn Program, and a Hampton Grant from the Vice President of Research and International Office); Green College, UBC; The North American Dostoevsky Society; and a Connection Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Partners include: the Department of Russian at the University of Bristol, the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies 19th-century Study Group, the Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Center at the University of Toronto, and the Cambridge University Library, and the Vancity Theatre. We are also grateful to Penguin Books US for allowing us to use Oliver Ready’s fine translation of Crime and Punishment for our Twitter project (@RodionTweets), and to Apocalypse Films for allowing us to screen their 2015 adaptation of Crime and Punishment.