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25.01.2019

Facultas Docendi for Melanie Arndt and Jasper Trautsch

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Dr Melanie Arndt and Dr Jasper Trautsch, two former postdoctoral researchers and now affiliated researchers of the Graduate School, were awarded with the Facultas Docendi, the academic teaching qualification, by the University of Regensburg. In this way, the responsible university committees honor the two habilitation papers. The habilitation procedures are thus successfully completed.

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10.01.2019

The Handbook of Courage

In November, The Handbook of COURAGE: Cultural Opposition and Its Heritage in Eastern Europe was published in Budapest, funded by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” program on the heritage of cultural resistance in post-socialist countries of Europe. Ulf Brunnbauer and Jacqueline Nießer played leading roles on part of the Graduate School.

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10.01.2019

100th article published on the Graduate School’s research blog "Remembrance Cultures"

The 100th article has been published in the research blog "Remembrance cultures, remembrance and history policy in East and South-East Europe" [Erinnerungskulturen. Erinnerung und Geschichtspolitik im östlichen und südöstlichen Europa] of the Graduate School. In the jubilee contribution, Dr. Ekaterina Makhotina, Alumna of the Graduate School and Research Associate of the Department of Eastern European History of the University of Bonn, illuminates the development of the Russian Butovo Memorial near Moscow. On this former NKVD shooting range, more than 20,000 people were murdered between 1937 and 1938 as part of the "Great Terror" of the Stalin era. As Makhotina points out, Butovo is a good "bottom-up" example of a Russian commemorative culture that evolves independently of state historical policies - and ultimately influences them.

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10.01.2019

Nina Weller succeeds in the BMBF tender "Small Subjects - Great Potentials"

Dr. Nina Weller, a postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate School in Munich from November 2015 to April 2018, has successfully acquired her own postdoctoral position in the funding program "Small Subjects - Great Potentials" [Kleine Fächer – Große Potenziale] of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For the next three years, Weller will conduct research on a project called "Past of the Present: Historical Images, Fiction and Remembrance in Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian Culture" at the Chair of Eastern European Literature (Prof. Dr. Annette Werberger) of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

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08.01.2019

Public and Applied History in Germany

The latest issue of the academic journal "The Public Historian" features two articles by Jacqueline Nießer, almuna of the Graduate School in Regensburg, together with Dr Juliane Tomann based at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena. Both texts are part of the roundtable "Public History and Applied History in International Context" and introduce to the relevance of and the approaches to Public History and applied history in Germany as well as their international standing.

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22.12.2018

Graduate School's offices closed from 24 December to 6 January

The adminstrative offices of the Graduate School in Munich and Regensburg are closed for Christmas and New Year break between 24 December 2018 and 4 January 2019. We will be back for you on 7 January.

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08.01.2019

Central Asia in Press Photography, 1925–1937: Aufsatz von Helena Holzberger

The current issue of the prestigious Journal of Modern European History features an essay by Helena Holzberger, M.A., PhD student at the Graduate School and Research Associate at the Chair of Russian and Asian Studies at LMU Munich. The title of her essay is "National in Front of the Camera, Soviet Behind It: Central Asia in Press Photography, 1925-1937" and is part of the theme "Photography and Dictatorships in the Twentieth Century".

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10.12.2018

Graduate School welcomes Jasmina Tumbas as a Visiting Research Fellow

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies welcomes Prof. Jasmina Tumbas, Ph.D. as a Visiting Research Fellow. In December 2018 and January 2019, the scientist will be visiting Munich. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo, and focuses on feminist history and theories of performance, body and conceptual art especially with regard to socialist film, gender and sexuality in post-Second World War Eastern Europe (with a focus on former Yugoslavia) and contemporary activist art of ethnic Roma in the Balkan region.

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10.12.2018

Katalin Cseh-Varga Receives Project Funds from the Austrian Science Fund

Katalin Cseh-Varga, alumna of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, has received a grant towards her three-year postdoctoral project. The Austrian Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research (FWF) will support her project "Behind the Artwork" at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna within the framework of the Hertha Firnberg Program for postdoctoral researchers with approximately 230,000 euros. Last year, Cseh-Varga was supported by a postdoctoral start-up Scholarship of the Graduate School.

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10.12.2018

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Graduate School Members at ASEEES Annual Convention in Boston

In Boston (USA), the 2018 annual convention of the "Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies" (ASEEES) begins on Thursday. From the 6th to the 9th of December, several doctoral candidates, postdocs and professors from the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies from Munich and Regensburg will present their research there. The spotlight includes Daniel Schrader, Dr. Adele del Sordi, Dr. Adrian Grama, Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, Prof. Dr. Marek Nekula, Prof. Dr. Björn Hansen, Prof. Dr. Riccardo Nicolosi and Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman. The convention is one of the most important international forums for East European Studies, Slavic Studies and Eurasian Studies. The theme of the conference this year is "Performance".

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